Engagement ring

The Best Engagement Rings for Chefs That Withstand the Demands of the Kitchen

woman chopping herbs wearing engagement ring for chef

We know that all ladies deserve the perfect engagement ring that they never want to remove or stop ogling, and every woman can have it! However, some selections require more forethought and consideration before making that big (purchasing) commitment. Women who work a great deal with their hands – chefs, for example – wouldn’t get as much enjoyment out of a large, high-set diamond engagement ring as a bookkeeper, especially if it spent more time in her apron pocket than it did on her finger!

Reasons why a chef's engagement ring selection requires extra TLC

If you’ve been a chef, or dated a chef, for any length of time, you know that many of them wear little or no jewelry, especially on their hands and wrists. Not for the sake of being sanitary; it’s hardly unhealthy to touch or prep food with bejeweled hands. However, can you imagine trying to remove stubborn, crusted food particles from every crease and space of some jewelry pieces? How frustrating, especially if it became a daily event!

What if a chef gets the most beautiful engagement ring she’s ever seen, only to leave unraveled destruction in the wake of her left hand’s every movement? Some diamond cuts and ring settings can snag delicate fabric threads, apron pockets, and even some foods, and ruin them in a second. She’ll go from glowing fiancé to glowering and fed up quickly!

Then, there’s the issue of safety. A ring with spaces or large prongs can catch on something at any time during the process of food prep or cooking. While usually it’s only a minor annoyance, occasionally, a caught ring causes serious harm if it can’t be untangled from the trap in time.

Of course, the chef could always choose to remove her ring during working hours, but who wants to hide something so brand new, and so beautiful and life changing? Chefs deserve engagement rings they can wear with glee, too, especially while they proudly ply their trade!

chef chopping onion

Tips for choosing an engagement ring for a chef

Not sure which bases to cover when shopping for an engagement ring fit for a chef? Here are a few pointers:

  • Count the spaces. Where there are spaces, there are food hiding spots. As we mentioned, it’s a pain to remove lodged food particles, and exhausting to attempt after a long day at work.

  • Think machinery. Would the ring you’re considering be 100% safe around any tool or utensil? If in doubt, keep looking.

  • Snags = rags. Chef’s uniforms aren’t cheap, and replacing a perfectly good one puts a damper on any spirit (and any budget). Look for rings that lack large prongs and sharp diamond edges.

  • Diamond security. Is there a chance that the ring you want could lose a diamond and wind up as a dinner garnish? Be sure each diamond in the engagement ring is snug in its setting, and will remain as such.

Engagement ring selections

While these rings may not have been created solely with chefs in mind, these are examples of some of the most popular engagement rings for chefs, or any woman who works regularly with her hands!

engagement rings for chefs open criss cross diamond

Open Criss Cross Diamond Engagement Ring

This engagement ring exudes the class of the modern chef. The accent diamonds and white gold of the band weave as flawlessly as her fingers through the prep of those gourmet dishes!

engagement rings for chefs accent halo three stone

Accent Halo Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

The halos on these side stones sit flush, which means there's less space for any number of ingredients to work their way into this ring, keeping it utterly dazzling day after day.

engagement rings for chefs twist diamond

Twist Diamond Engagement Ring

Simple but stylish, the accent diamond covered band and small, elegant twist design creates a terrific balance between the beauty she’ll love flashing to her co-workers and the practicality she needs to get the job done.

engagement rings for chefs twisting underhalo

Twisting Underhalo Diamond Engagement Ring

The smooth edges of the groove into which the small accent diamonds shine like angel tears, while preventing uncomfortable setting prong pressure as your chef works. The “reverse” set halo also leaves no room for unwanted, stubborn food particles at the end of the day!

engagement rings for chefs bezel solitaire

Bezel Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Mess in the kitchen? Not a problem. This ring, and your diamond, stay glowing thanks to a bezel setting that wraps your stone in a secure embrace. It also happens to be very difficult for dirt, germs, and messes to work their way into this setting.

engagement rings for chefs princess channel

Princess Channel Diamond Engagement Ring

Princess cut accent diamonds fit perfectly together, edge to edge. While, yes, that makes clean up a breeze it also means the band of your engagement ring looks like one long ribbon of sparkle, and who can say no to that?

engagement rings for chefs rising channel

Rising Channel Diamond Engagement Ring

Bustling dinner service? Bring it. This engagement ring setting keeps all your diamonds, the central stone and the accents, perfectly secure thanks to the partial bezel and channel settings, respectively.

engagement rings for chefs braided twist

Braided Twist Diamond Engagement Ring

No food puns here! The intricate braids formed by the inset of the accent diamonds in the band of this engagement ring would still the heart of any hands-on lady, whether she be chef or Chief!

engagement rings for chefs smooth edge cathedral

Smooth Edge Cathedral Diamond Engagement Ring

The smooth, sleek band on this cathedral engagement ring makes it easy to clean after a long day in the kitchen, and too beautiful not to flaunt! We love the satin, not high polish, finish on the band and the depth it brings to the whole ring.

engagement rings for chefs three stone trellis princess

Three Stone Trellis Princess Diamond Engagement Ring

Although the trellis feature of this engagement ring does have plenty of air space for things like doughs to get stuck, we think it's too beautiful to not include. Plus, the princess cut diamonds on the top fit perfectly together, making at least that side as easy to clean as a simple swipe.