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Gayle Brooker
We asked Charleston’s finest jewelers to name their favorite engagement rings in their cases right now. Feast your eyes on these beauties that those-in-the know picked
Most Extravagant 
 
Why it’s a standout: “At its center is a rare stone—its size is very impressive at 3.38 cts.—and it’s somewhat unusually cradled in a bezel setting.” —Mini Hay, Croghan’s Jewel Box
 
About the ring: 18K yellow gold ring with 3.38 ct. emerald-cut diamond center stone and diamond baguette accents (.74 total cts.) from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($28,500)
 
 
 
 
Most Classic
 
Why it’s a standout: “The subtle, vintage styling of this ring, along with its rose-gold accents make it a perfect blend of old and new.” —Kim Mallock, REEDS Jewelers
 
About the ring: 14K white and rose gold ring with 1.52 ct. round-cut diamond center stone with accent diamonds (2.25 total cts.) from REEDS Jewelers ($18,100)
 
 
 
 
Most On-Trend
 
Why it’s a standout: “Morganite is a hard stone but is less expensive than a diamond, so you can get a larger stone and make more of a statement. This one has 
a classic cut and a diamond halo to help it sparkle.” —Ashley Akers, Gold Creations
 
About the ring: 14K rose gold ring with round-cut 3.93 ct. morganite center stone and diamond accents (.65 total cts.) from Gold Creations ($3,300)
 
 
 
 
Most On-Trend
 
Why it’s a standout: “Yellow gold, oval shaped-diamonds, and halo settings are all very popular right now, and this ring has them all.” —Ginny Kidd, Diamonds Direct
 
About the ring: 14K yellow gold ring with 2.03 ct. oval-cut diamond center stone with diamond accents (.56 total cts.) from Diamonds Direct ($16,300)