12 of the Hottest Rings of 2012

'Tis the season for holiday proposals! More than 800,000 couples will get engaged during the holiday season, according to Robbins Brothers, a destination engagement ring store. In celebration, they've compiled the "12 Engagement Rings of Christmas," showcasing the year's most popular ring designs:


Inspired by the tiara Kate Middleton wore for her 2011 nuptials, this sparkling ring features intricate side scrolls and 94(!) diamonds around a 1.5 carat center stone (from $2,495). 

robbins brothers tiara engagement ring

Jingle Bell Rock

We love this whimsical, modern take on a halo design: The curved, diamond-encrusted band comes together around a 1.5 carat diamond (from $3,620).robbins brothers jingle bell rock engagement ring

The Ritz

Romantic and elegant, this dazzling ring features a cushion cut diamond surrounded by a halo, with two rows of diamonds on the band ($6,495).

robbins brothers the ritz engagement ring


An Art Deco stunner, the marquise diamond is surrounded by 42 diamonds($2,695).

robbins brothers snowflake engagement ring


A trio of emerald-cut diamonds are surrounded by halos in this vintage-inspired ring ($5,495).

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Winter Wonderland

What could be a better symbol of everlasting love than infinity? 62 diamonds criss-cross around this beautiful ring (from $1,995).

robbins brothers winter wonderland engagement ring


One of the most budget-friendly on the list, this gorgeous ring smartly uses nine small princess-cut diamonds in the center rather than one large one ($1,495). 

robbins brothers princess engagement ringVery Merry

A fun way to add some color to your engagement ring without committing to a colored center stone, this sweet ring features 10 pink sapphires on the sides (from $1,995).

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The combination of white and rose gold makes this ring a true showstopper (from $2,860).

robbins brothers wish engagement ring

Love, Actually

A ring doesn't need to be over-the-top to be beautiful; we love this simple solitaire ring (from $3,690).

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Already engaged? Then you may want to add one of these gorgeous right-hand rings to your wish list. They'd also make for truly stunning wedding rings.


Let this be your "something blue!" The intricate design includes 69 round diamonds and 10 blue sapphires ($1,995).

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Better Than Mistletoe

Gold flowers, accented wtih diamonds, are surrounded by white gold and diamond bands ($1,895).

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Plus: Check out 360º views of these rings!

Tell us, which ring is your favorite? And are you hoping for an engagement ring under your tree this year?

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein