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Engagement Rings For Men: 32 Stylish Rings to Pop the Question With

We've found the best men's engagement rings, from contemporary bands you can have engraved to white gold and diamond-studded styles for the flashy fiancé in your life

An elegant golden engagement ring with a diamond

When it comes to men's engagement rings, you're truly spoilt for choice.

A few years ago, this would not have been the case. Since Western engagement ring tradition has been associated with brides for a long time, jewellery brands weren't always quick to pick up on the fact that men may want to show off their newly engaged status too. In fact, according to Hitched research, over 10% of couples had a man's engagement ring.

The engagement rings for men you used to be able to find tended to be very plain - pretty much indistinguishable from men's wedding rings. Luckily, that's all changed, and you can now shop men's engagement rings to cover a range of styles.

You may, of course, favour a pared-back style of band. However, if you'd prefer something with a bit more sparkle, there are men's designs that incorporate diamonds, as well as different metals, from titanium to white gold.

The Best Male Engagement Rings for 2023

Julian Rose, Blue Nile jewellery buyer, suggests that when deciding upon a man's engagement ring, you should consider their daily routine: "If the ring will be subjected to vigorous wear then a low-profile ring with a matte finish that does not scratch as easily may be better.

"For someone who's routine might be office work, a beautiful, lustrous polished finish gives the ring a refined look. Platinum is an ideal metal as it does not wear down and patinas nicely with age."

Whether you're planning to pop the question to your partner or are looking for we're-getting-married jewellery for yourself, take a look at our favourite men's engagement rings.

1. 9ct White Gold Diamond Men's Ring – £975, Beaverbrooks

A white gold engagement ring featuring a traditional design

This white gold ring has such a clever design, mimicking the traditional solitaire engagement ring but with a distinctly masculine finish. It features alternating bands of polished and brushed white gold which gives a really interesting look alongside the sparkling diamond centre stone. 

Sizing: Q-X

Pros & Cons: This engagement ring is worth every penny - some rings are worth the investment and this Beaverbrooks design is one of them.

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2. 9ct Gold Onyx Signet Ring – £299, H. Samuel

A gold oynx ring with a beautiful black stone

Of course, men's engagement rings don't have to be all about diamonds. This gold onyx ring is pared-back enough for everyday wear but still stands out thanks to that gorgeous black stone. It is certainly a statement piece and one that will look sophisticated and suave. 

Sizing: P-Z

Pros & Cons: Reviews state that it was light-weight, making it comfortable for everyday wear, high quality, classy and elegant. 

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3. Tapered Grooved Solitaire Engagement Ring – £1,224, Blue Nile

Flat solitaire white gold engagement ring with a grooved band

According to research by Blue Nile, solitaire is the most popular style of men's engagement ring. This sparkling number has a 14K white gold band that showcases the bold diamond beautifully. The unique setting gives it an edge over classic solitaire designs. 

Sizing: US6-13

Pros & Cons: The flat setting means it won't catch on clothing. 

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4. Black Diamond Engagement Ring – £2,860.83, Etsy

Diamond black engagement ring for men

For an unusual men's engagement ring, we love this Etsy design. It has a black zirconium band with a half-carat GIA diamond at the centre. The contrast between the dark band and light diamond is seriously striking and you can add a personalised engraving. 

Sizing: US1-12

Pros & Cons: This is an investment piece but as it is made from durable zirconium (which is formed when exposing the ring to extreme heat), it will last a lifetime. As it is custom-made, allow for at least one month shipping time. 

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5. Men's Silver Fingerprint Signet Ring – £150, Hold upon Heart

Silver fingerprint engagement ring for men

If you're looking for a meaningful men’s engagement ring, swap traditional diamonds for something more personal. This silver signet ring can feature either your or your loved one's fingerprint, for a totally unique piece of jewellery. You can choose from five different fonts to engrave this ring with and it comes with a complimentary polish cloth. 

Sizing: L-Z

Pros & Cons: The fingerprint designs means this ring is completely unique and sentimental. It might be a little tricky to get your partner's fingerprint without them knowing, but you can order an ink fingerprint kit for an additional fee. 

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6. Custom Men's Star Map Engagement Ring – from £1,270, Etsy

Star map gold engagement ring for men

If you want to give your partner something super meaningful without the hefty price tag, then this one was written in the stars. Whether it's the night you met or your first date, you can choose the time, day, and location of a memorable moment and have the star map of that memory engraved onto this custom ring. Choose from yellow, white or rose gold, platinum or palladium. 

Sizing: A-Z+3

Pros & Cons: This is a really romantic and thoughtful option. At first glance, you might not know what the design means but that's what makes it so special and personal to you both. 

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7. Geo Signet Diamond and Gold – £195, Miansai

Gold and small diamond engagement ring for men

Miansai is a brand known for understated, stylish men's accessories - like this signet ring, which has a single white diamond and an avant-garde flat top. Available in gold vermeil or 14K yellow gold, the sleek, low-key design is perfect for a modern minimalist. 

Sizing: 8-12

Pros & Cons: All diamonds used are conflict-free and ethically sourced. If your partner already wears a signet ring and loves it, they'll adore this twist on that style. 

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8. Avalon Eternity Diamond Ring – £3,435, Brilliant Earth

Brilliant Earth

This sophisticated design is also available in rose, yellow and white gold, but there's something particularly special about the way the diamonds work against the platinum band. It is sparkly without being too much, as the diamonds are wrapped around the edges. 

Sizing: 6-12

Pros & Cons: We recommend getting your partner's ring size measured at a jewellers beforehand as this style cannot be re-sized. The interior has a rounded edge for increased comfort. 

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9. Native Oval Diamond Wood Ring – £240, Shiruba Tree

Wood and diamond men's engagement ring

For an alternative men's engagement ring, move away from metallic - this beautiful ring is available in a variety of different woods, including rosewood and reclaimed oak. It arrives presented in a luxury engagement ring box, making it all set for an epic proposal. 

Sizing: H-Z

Pros & Cons: If the ring requires re-sizing it can be done, however be mindful of an additional fee. Avoid long-term contact with water - showering and hand-washing is totally fine. 

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10. 9ct Men's White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Ring – £950, Ernest Jones

Diamond silver men's engagement ring

We love the angular lines of this diamond ring, which features 11 icily beautiful gemstones. It feels special and yet subtle which is ideal if your partner isn't a fan of super sparkly accessories. The contrast between the matte and polished band is unique and gorgeous. 

Sizing: P-Z

Pros & Cons: The geometric band keeps this design masculine and modern. This ring is only available in white gold, which complements the diamonds perfectly. 

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11. 9ct White Gold and Rose Gold Men's Engagement Ring – £750, Beaverbrooks 

Rose gold and white gold men's engagement ring with diamonds

This titanium ring from Beaverbrooks features a thin rose gold band running through the centre, finished with a single sparkling diamond. If you think the man in your life would like something stylish and unique, this mixed metal band could be perfect. 

Sizing: P-Z

Pros & Cons: Rose gold adds warmth to this ring and will look lovely on all skin tones. The metals contrast each other creating a statement look that will stand out from the crowd. 

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12. White Gold and Diamond Men’s Engagement Ring – £995, Beaverbrooks

Silver and diamond men's engagement ring

This 9ct white gold ring from from Beaverbrooks has just a hint of sparkle with three tiny solitaire diamonds set into the front. It’s ideal if you want a traditional style but with an added something special. 

Sizing: P-Z

Pros & Cons: Reviews comment to be careful of the centre band to avoid it getting scratched. To keep the white gold gleaming, polish weekly.

13. Personalised Time Ring – £69, Jessica Greenaway

Personalised time men's engagement rings

If you have a special moment in time or a date, you can have it engraved into your engagement ring so you can remember it for eternity. These personalised time rings from Jessica Greenaway would work as a men's engagement ring or wedding band. Choose from a 6mm or 8mm wide band and sterling silver or 9ct gold. 

Sizing: K-Z+1

Pros & Cons: Only you and your partner will know what this time represents which is a lovely sentiment. As it is handmade, allow for bespoke irregularities. 

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14. Palladium 500 Hammered Band – £950, Goldsmiths

Hammered silver men's engagement ring

This palladium ring from Goldsmiths has a contemporary finish and a high-shine band running through the centre of the ring - it's a classic and unfussy choice. If you aren't sure on your partner's taste, this is a fail-safe option that is sure to guarantee a smile. 

Sizing: O-Z

Pros & Cons: The hammered band adds an interesting finish to this otherwise simple design. Palladium is known for its durability making this a sturdy ring. 

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15. Black Tungsten Ring – £39.99, Etsy

Black tungsten ring

This contemporary design would be an ultra-slick men's engagement ring, crafted from a brushed-finish tungsten. The flash of rose gold is so chic! All orders are sent using tracked delivery for a safe and stress-free arrival.

Sizing: J.5-Z+1

Pros & Cons: It's a bargain buy at just under £40 and as tungsten is ten times stronger than gold, this design will not scratch or scuff easily. 

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16. White Gold and Diamond Men’s Ring – £1,000, Ernest Jones

White gold diamond engagement rings for men

Pave-set diamonds give this ring from Ernest Jones some serious sparkle! This dazzling style is perfect for making a statement and we're sure will get an amazing reaction when you pop the question. The white gold gives a fresh feel. 

Sizing: P-Z

Pros & Cons: This design will shimmer and shine from all angles - ideal if your partner is all about the bling.

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17. Personalised Men's Script Ring – £64, Etsy

Engraved ring in a hand that says

Personalise your engagement ring with a unique message to make it feel extra special. This simple design can be hand-stamped with up to 19 characters, either inside or outside. It's a lovely affordable option if you are on the hunt for cheap engagement rings.

Sizing: O-Z

Pros & Cons: This is not your typical men's engagement ring, but the engraving is romantic and sentimental so it works just as well for the occasion. We love how you can keep the engraving secret or let everyone know.

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18. Black Titanium Ring – £225, Ernest Jones

Black engagement ring for a man

For a men’s engagement ring with a difference, this matte black titanium ring from Ernest Jones is perfect. The black band is stylish, contemporary and clean. With no sparkles or glitter, it'll look seriously sleek on your partner's finger. 

Sizing: N-Z

Pros & Cons: Reviews comment that despite the dark hue, this ring is vibrant. It's a great price for the superb quality. 

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19. Industrial Band Ring – £490, John Hardy

Patterned engagement ring for men

John Hardy is known for powerful jewellery designs, with an emphasis on strength and Balinese heritage. This stunning ring is defined by its engraved pattern, polished finish and sterling silver. You'll be hard pressed to find someone with a ring quite like this. 

Sizing: 9-12

Pros & Cons: You will only see the edge of the pattern when the ring is worn, so it won't be too in your face. 

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20. Faceted Gold Ring – from £1,259.23, Etsy

Gold and blue gemstone engagement ring for men

We love Capucine's unusual yet timeless jewellery designs, available in the UK on Etsy. This stand-out ring features a hammered gold band with an aquamarine gemstone. Choose from yellow, white or rose gold and platinum. The width of the band can be changed to suit your taste. 

Sizing: US2-13

Pros & Cons: You can request a different finish from the brushed or hammered one shown and the design can be made with a gemstone of your choice. Take a look at these coloured engagement rings for inspiration. 

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21. Platinum Men's 2 Groove Fancy Wedding Ring – £1,300, Goldsmiths

Silver engagement ring for men

This stylish men's ring from Goldsmiths has a textured finish and can be engraved on the inside with your own special message. We love that this ring has a traditional feel with a unique finish making it a little bit different from what you typically expect. 

Sizing: P-W

Pros & Cons: Platinum is a luxury material that has a shiny finish. The simple design is ideal for understated partners. 

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22. Bowie Flash Signet Ring – £140, Louise Wade

Lighting bolt silver engagement ring for men

An ideal choice for soon-to-be newlyweds who adore the rock legend David Bowie, this eye-catching signet ring has a unique style as timeless as the man himself. It's a really reasonable price and reviews state that is is great quality. 

Sizing: F-R

Pros & Cons: This is an ideal pick if you want to steer clear of tradition. The fun and playful design is bound to get tonnes of compliments. 

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23. Le Vian Men's 14ct Honey Gold Nude Diamond Ring – £1,500, Ernest Jones

Le Vian honey ring

Looking for something truly unique and timeless? This honey gold diamond ring might just be the answer. Topped off with a refined diamond, this piece of jewellery is brimming with style and sophistication. Honey gold is a quirky metal that is as unusual as it is gorgeous. 

Sizing: P-Z

Pros & Cons: We can see this engagement ring fitting perfectly into a Christmas proposal whether you're by a roaring fire or snuggling up in the snow. The warm honey gold band is sensational. 

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24. Tungsten Carbide Custom Engraved Man Ring – £40.30, Etsy

Black metal engagement ring for men

Impress your friends and relatives with this charming black and silver ring. Made using sturdy and scratch-resistant materials, it’s a perfect choice for those seeking a ring that is both stylish and affordable. If your partner is always working with their hands, this is a smart choice!  

Sizing: US7-14

Pros & Cons: It can be custom engraved with your own special message. The dark material may make the engraving a little harder to see but that makes it something for you and your partner's eyes only. 

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25. Men's 0.14ct Diamond Sterling Silver Ring – £300, Gold Boutique 

Sterling silver and diamond engagement ring for men

Gold Boutique is a great jewellers for affordable buys - take this men's diamond ring. It is available in sterling silver, white or rose gold so it can be customised to suit your budget. The high polish finish and interesting band design gives a contemporary look.  

Sizing: H.5-Z

Pros & Cons: The diamonds are set in ascending order which looks fabulous. It would work as a 10th wedding anniversary gift too. 

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26. Everest Ring  – £1,470, Brilliant Earth

Mountain scene gold engagement ring for men

Is your partner an adventurer? Or, perhaps you're planning an outdoor proposal? This mountain engraved ring from Brilliant Earth is simply sensational. Crafted on a brushed-matte band made from yellow, white, rose gold or platinum, it's a stylish option that cool couples will adore. 

Sizing: 6-12

Pros & Cons: Reviews state that it feels great on your finger and is heavy (without being uncomfortable). The attention to detail is amazing when you look up close. 

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27. Horizon Sapphire Ring – £1,470, Brilliant Earth

Silver and sapphire engagement ring for men

Add some colour to your engagement ring with this design from Brilliant Earth. The centre stones are sapphire, or you can choose black diamonds, and will twinkle beautifully in the light. You can have an engraving etched for a sentimental touch. 

Sizing: 6-12

Pros & Cons: Sapphire engagement rings symbolise good fortune - just what you want when proposing! Be mindful that this ring cannot be re-sized. 

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28. Raised Hexagon Ring – from £2,056.32, Blue Nile

Raised hexagon engagement ring for men

If your partner doesn't typically wear jewellery, he will change his mind when he sees this Blue Nile beauty. It combines raised hexagons and polished triangles to create a pattern that is as spectacular as it is unique. Available in rose, white and yellow gold or platinum. 

Sizing: L.5-Z+3

Pros & Cons: This ring is plated in rhodium to prevent tarnishing and increase longevity. There is only one band width available which allows the pattern to be seen in all its beauty. 

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29. Secret Message Personalised Ring – £95, Scarlett Off The Map Jewellery

Secret message personalised engagement ring for men

Secret messages give your men's engagement ring a romantic meaning - this design is a affordable pick at less than £100 and can be engraved with a few special words, a date or a meaningful coordinate. There is the option to have it arrive in a gift box, tied with a bow so all the hard work is done for you. 

Sizing: M-Z+2

Pros & Cons: If you aren't a fan of sentimental gifts, this one might not be for you, but the engraving is subtle and won't be easily seen when worn on your finger. 

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30. Single Stud Tungsten Ring – £88.51, JAXXON

Gold engagement ring for men with a single diamond

Looking for sparkle but don't want too much? JAXXON have the ideal men's engagement ring for you - this design has a single studded diamond that will certainly shine but isn't overly out there. It can be engraved and you can pay in instalments. 

Sizing: 8-12

Pros & Cons: The central indentation creates a sleek and stylish look. It is only available in gold but we think this is a classic finish that you can't go wrong with.

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31. Gold Plated Malachite Tungsten Ring – £200, Etsy

Green and gold engagement ring for men

What better way to show the strength or your relationship than with an engagement ring that can't be scratched! Crafted from durable and resistant tungsten, this ring will never fade in colour so it'll look as lovely as the day you bought it years down the line. The green detail is gorgeous and each ring arrives in a modern ring box. 

Sizing: H-Z+4

Pros & Cons: Reviews comment that the band is thick and this ring looks a lot more expensive than it is. The gold plated band keeps the cost down but doesn't sacrifice how stylish it looks.

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32. Love 18ct White Gold Ring – £1,790, Cartier

Love Cartier men's engagement ring

The iconic Love band is a Cartier engagement ring for men that is undeniably recognisable. It is a super special piece that has a lovely sentiment to it - the sleek design is seamless and never ending. If your partner is wearing this ring, everyone will know it is a luxury buy! 

Sizing: 49mm-69mm

Pros & Cons: Ensure you are choosing the right ring size but measuring at a time when your hands are not hot or cold - this is important for this seamless design for a comfortable fit. 

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Do Men Wear Engagement Rings?

The engagement ring goes back to Ancient Rome, when it was a sign of a man's ownership of his wife. Obviously, the tradition has moved on since then, and wearing a ring these days is a way for anyone to celebrate getting engaged, as well as showcasing your soon-to-be-married status.

Which Hand Does a Man Wear an Engagement Ring?

It varies between cultures. In the UK, the engagement and wedding rings are most commonly worn on the left hand 'ring finger' for both men and women.

Traditionally, wedding and engagement rings are worn on the third finger of the left hand, but many men choose to wear their engagement rings on the ring finger on their right hand. It's entirely up to you though! 

How Much Should a Man Pay for an Engagement Ring?

You'll hear all kinds of 'rules' about how much an engagement ring should cost, ranging from one to three months' salary. The reality is, there is no rule - these amounts have mainly sprung from jewellery advertising campaigns and have nothing to do with wedding etiquette. Work out how much you can comfortably afford, or how much you can save towards a ring each month, and that's your ideal amount.

Check out our guide to how much you should spend on an engagement ring for more detail on setting your budget for a men's engagement ring.

Do Couples Look at Engagement Rings Together?

This depends on how much you and/or your other half like surprises. This is a piece of jewellery you or he will be wearing, in theory at least, every day for years to come - it's very important that the wearer likes it! While the idea of proposing with a surprise ring may suit some, other couples prefer to propose with temporary engagement rings and then shop for the 'real' rings together.

Where to Buy Engagement Rings For Men?

You'll be able to find gorgeous engagement rings for men at most jewellers, including Blue Nile, Brilliant Earth and Ernest Jones. There are also jewellers who specially focus on accessories for men, such as JAXXON

Who Buys the Man's Wedding Ring?

Of course, the engagement ring isn't the only piece of wedding jewellery to consider - you also have men's wedding rings to factor into your spending! We'd suggest sitting down with your partner and discussing how you want to share the cost. You could each buy the other's wedding ring or allocate the cost to your overall wedding budget.

Don't forget to factor in the cost of a beautiful ring box too!

You'll have to think about your big-day look at some point. Check out our directory of men's wedding suits for some stress-free style inspiration