Engagement Ring Styles & Settings
Choosing an engagement ring is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming and nerve-wracking experience. After all, you want to choose the perfect ring that personifies the love you have as well as the personality of the lucky recipient.
Before venturing on your search for the perfect engagement ring, it’s best to do some research into the different ring types, settings, and styles so you’ll have a good idea as to what’s out there, the types of options you have, and what might be most suitable for your budget.
Quick Guide to The Types of Wedding Ring Settings & Styles
Every diamond engagement ring is an expression of your style, taste, and personality. Regardless of whether you choose a modern, classic, or vintage design, or a solitary or elaborate setting, never forget that the perfect ring is only limited by the extent of your imagination and that world-class jewelers such as Windsor Fine Jewelers can help you customize any ring to bring your vision to life. Of course it's also good to have an idea of what styles are currently in.
When it comes to engagement rings, styles vary, including solitaire, halo, wedding ring sets, side stone rings, three stone rings, princess cut, cushion cut, and more.
Below we’ll help you explore some of the most sought after styles…
Solitaire Engagement Ring
Solitaire comes from the French word meaning “alone.” As the name so eloquently implies, this style of ring is adorned with a single, solitary diamond. The solitaire ranks among the most popular for its elegant, distinctive, yet simplistic design. With these rings, the gemstone is typically set high to allow for maximum exposure to light, adding to the impressiveness of the piece when showcasing the diamond’s brilliance.
Halo Engagement Ring
The halo ring has an ethereal look that is as unique as it is mesmerizing. The main gemstone is surrounded by a “halo” of smaller diamonds. The surrounding gemstones sparkle, accenting the main gemstone and making it appear larger. Truly, the Halo ring type is fast becoming the “new classic.”
Three-Stone Engagement Ring
This ring, also known as a “trinity”, or “trilogy” ring, showcases a trio of stones that symbolize your past, present, and future together. Typically, the center stone is set higher than the side stones in order to highlight the larger gemstone while adding depth to the ring’s design. Shop Three Stone Engagement Rings
Pavé Ring Setting
The name of this ring comes from the French word meaning “paved.” The stones on this style engagement ring are set as closely together so that the ring’s metal will not show. The ring’s diamond encrusted band make it look like it has a solid diamond surface. This ring is ultra-sparkly and an attention-getter.
Cathedral Ring Setting
The center stone on this ring is set firmly between bands that extend from each angle upward, in a way that brings the eye directly to the center gemstone. This ring style offers a high degree of protection and stability for the diamond, and is a wonderful option for a woman whose hands are always busy.
Vintage Ring Setting
This style will forever be a timeless classic. A combination of stone settings, engravings, and milgrain detailing add a touch of elegance and romance to this design.
Channel-Set Ring Setting
In this ring style, small diamonds are embedded along with the band in order to complement the overall brilliance of the center stone. This ring setting goes a long way in creating a fresh, modern look.
Swirl Ring Setting
This ring setting is romantic, feminine, and delicate. The style features an intricate metal swirl around the center diamond. This ring can be sold separately or as part of a wedding band set. The Swirl ring style is perfect for the creative woman in your life.
Color Accent Ring
Why not add a pop of color? Small colored gemstones, placed purposefully along with the band, both accentuate the center stone and also add a vibrant burst of color.
Side Stone Rings
These rings are known for their sparkling brilliance, having a center gemstone that may or may not be adorned with surrounding gems, as well as a gem-lined band that encircles the finger.
Cushion Cut Engagement Rings
Cushion cut rings usually features a large center gem design with rounded off corners, taming the bold and impressive center stone in a soft, yet understated way.
Princess Cut Engagement Rings
A modern favorite, the princess cut features a center gemstone often combining the energy and liveliness of a rounded diamond with a modern square embodiment.
An Engagement Ring as Unique as the Person Wearing It
Regardless of the type of ring or setting, taking time to research into what center stone shape, style, design, and look will best suit that special someone in your life is always worth the effort.
Once you have a style in mind, you can begin to think about other options such as the cut of the diamond, size, clarity, color, and grade. Most importantly, relax and have fun while shopping for your perfect engagement ring online. This momentous time doesn’t need to be stress-filled or complicated. And when in doubt, ask your jeweler for assistance.
For more information be sure to visit Windsor Fine Jewelers or stop by our jewelry store located at 2635 Washington Road Augusta, GA 30904. Call (706) 738-7777 with any special requests or questions.