From radiant rubies and timeless vintage pieces to ornate diamond pavés and green emeralds, we’re looking for an extra helping of romance as we scout out the best engagement rings for a Valentine’s Day proposal.

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and engagement season still in full-flow, love is most definitely in the air and we’ve got a sneaky suspicion a few of you have been bookmarking engagement ring pages and dropping some not-so-subtle hints about diamond shapes and sizes, especially after Megan Fox brought the emerald green ring trend back after her engagement to Machine Gun Kelly, estimated to cost an incredible $300,000.

If your partner does need another gentle nudge, however, point them in the direction of our edit of engagement rings perfect for a Valentine’s Day proposal. From heart-shaped diamonds to radiant rubies, jewellery designers have amped up the romance to create some swoon-worthy pieces for February 14th.

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Megan Fox’s engagement ring. Credit: Stephen Webster

Read More: Top Tips for Proposing on Valentine’s Day 

8 Engagement Rings for a Valentine’s Day Proposal

Emerald Green Ring

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Baunat Toi et Moi ring in platinum with round diamond and emerald, £2,730

We’ve been totally inspired by Megan Fox’s engagement ring and emerald green symbolises a happy and successful marriage, so is the perfect choice this Valentine’s Day. We love this two-stone version that emanates Megan Fox’s engagement ring.

Buy now from Baunat

Romantic Ruby Ring

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Alicia J Diamonds bespoke ruby ring
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A classic symbol of love and romance, thanks to their evocative red hues, if there was ever a gem stone made for Valentine’s Day it would be a ruby. Ruby rings are becoming increasingly popular for engagement rings and would make a stand-out choice for a Valentine’s Day proposal like this Alicia J Diamonds version. They offer a bespoke service that allows you to design a one-of-a-kind piece of luxury ruby jewellery with their resident gemstone experts.

Buy now from Alicia J Diamonds

Pink Gemstone Ring

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Astteria Vert Light Pink Diamond Ring, £7,622

A more subtle nod to the pink and red tones synonymous with all things love and Saint Valentine, an engagement ring with pink diamonds, pink sapphires or pink morganite can add a pop of colour to traditional ring designs like this gorgeous Astteria version.

Buy now from Astteria

A Heart-Shaped Diamond Ring

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77 Diamonds Muse Heart Engagement Ring, £1,188

Stepping away from traditional cuts, a heart-shaped diamond makes a bold statement but there’s no denying it’s a romantic one. Whether a solitaire or surrounded by a pavé of smaller stones, if there was ever a day to propose with a heart-shaped engagement ring it’s Valentine’s Day.

Buy now from 77 Diamonds

The New Rose Gold

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Fenton Trilogy Emerald Rose Gold Ring, £2,850

If you’re planning to pop the question this Valentine’s Day, you may have drilled down your search for the perfect ring into two colour criteria: yellow or white gold. However, a new hue is pushing its way to the forefront. And while the words ‘rose gold’ may conjure images of cocktail jewellery for some brides-to-be, the warm tones of this green engagement ring from Fenton provides a more sophisticated take on the trend.

Buy now from Fenton

Vintage Engagement Rings

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Jenny Packham Three Stone Art Deco Style Ring, £3,750

There’s something about a vintage piece that just exudes romance. From opulent Edwardian finery to bold and striking Art Deco, a vintage engagement ring is guaranteed to set hearts racing on Valentine’s Day – and tongues wagging when you share a picture of the rock for your engagement announcement.

Buy now from Goldsmiths

Personalised Birthstone Engagement Ring

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Alicia J Diamonds bespoke aquamarine ring

Add a personal touch to your proposal and choose a ring with your partner’s birthstone or a gemstone that has a special meaning to the both of you. “Each birthstone also holds individual and personal meanings,” explains the team at Alicia J Diamonds. “For example aquamarine, the birthstone of March, is believed to reawaken the love of married couples, and for those with a February birthday, purple-toned amethysts make a perfect birthday and Valentine’s gift.”

Buy now from Alicia J Diamonds

Read More: How to Propose According to Your Partner’s Star Sign

Eternity Rings

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The Diamond Store Chloe Eternity Ring, £1,490

Traditionally, the third member of the ‘holy trinity’ of bridal jewellery, an eternity joins the engagement ring and wedding ring as to symbolise everlasting love between a couple. However, always keen push away from tradition and celebrate unique declarations of love, there’s no reason a diamond eternity ring can’t make for a stunning engagement ring on Valentine’s Day. After all, an engagement is the start of your commitment to a lifetime together.

Buy now from The Diamond Store

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