Charlottesville’s rolling vineyards and stunning vistas provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic proposal. In fact, many of the couples featured in our sister publication, Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, return to our area to wed after proposing here.

Whether it’s a pre-owned engagement ring with a unique history or a sparkling new piece symbolizing your commitment, we turned to one of our local jewelry experts, Schwarzschild Keller & George for some engagement ring inspiration and to learn more about 3 current trends:

Round Cut: 

While we saw this beautiful style emerge in popularity a few years ago, this classic look is here to stay with stunning settings, like this Split Shank Ring from the Hearts on Fire collection.

Oval Cut:

Perhaps the most recent style to become trendy, oval cut diamond rings are on the rise with brides Hailey Baldwin and Julianne Hough rocking this dramatic style, like the Precision Set Ring below.

Pear Cut: 

This style has been growing in popularity, with celebrities like Sophie Turner, Margot Robbie, Kaley Cuoco and Paris Hilton all donning pear cut engagement rings. Below, the Destiny Teardrop Halo Ring, also from the Hearts on Fire collection, showcases this vintage look.

You can find these and more engagement rings at Schwarzschild Keller & George, which has Charlottesville and Richmond locations. Looking for proposal inspiration? Be sure to check out this romantic weekend at Barboursville Vineyards from Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, Book Five. You can also learn more about weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia with Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings.


Ring Images Courtesy of Schwarzschild Keller & George

Lifestyle Lead Image by Rachel May Photography


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