Ring styles can range from halo engagement
rings to a solitaire ring, or even a custom engagement
ring so you must have help in finding the
perfect setting for your partner.
Setting refers to how gemstones are set, or mounted, into a metal band. The ring setting is meant to highlight the beauty of an engagement diamond. Style refers to the overall design aesthetic that the ring setting helps create—whether it be solitaire, halo, or three stone.
Honoring its namesake, the solitaire setting showcases a single, stunning diamond. While the round brilliant diamond is the most popular stone for solitaire engagement rings, any diamond shape is a beautiful centerpiece in this classic setting. Prongs act like a claw, holding the single diamond in place in a visually unobtrusive way. When deciding between four and six prongs, note that four prongs will show more of the diamond, while six prongs will keep it more secure, but possibly overwhelm a smaller stone.Shop Solitaire Engagement Ring
The halo setting features a dazzling center stone surrounded by a luminous circle of smaller diamonds. This is a popular style because the diamond halo maximizes the visual impact of the center stone. Your ring could have a subtle single halo, two or more halos, or a more intricately designed halo (think: latticework, twisted bezels, or floral motifs).Shop Halo Engagement Ring
The three stone engagement ring setting showcases a dazzling trio of stones balanced in perfect harmony. Round and fancy shaped center stones are paired with complementary side stones to create a vision of superlative beauty. The three stones, set closely together, are said to symbolize the couple’s past, present, and future. These stones can either be all the same size or, as is often the case, the center stone is larger than the two side stones. The most popular diamond shapes for this setting are the round brilliant cut and the princess cut.Shop Three-Stone Engagement Ring
Any setting in which side stones (diamonds) are put around the ring is referred to as a 'side stone setting.' Prongs, bezel, channel, and pave settings are some of the most common designs of side stone settings. Side stones are just little diamonds or gemstones that are set next to a bigger center diamond to enhance the beauty of the ring.Shop Side Stone setting
Many of the antique/vintage engagement ring styles are designed to fit specific periods of jewelry fashion, such as Art Deco, Edwardian, and Victorian era styles. Often these rings feature intricate detail work such as filigree and milgrain.Shop Vintage Engagement Ring
Figuring out which engagement ring you want can really be a daunting process. Why? Because they're all beautiful, they all sparkle and your S/O is going to wear it forever! Honestly, we should start a new trend that you get 7 engagement rings. One for every day of the week (just kidding - that's crazy talk). However, as of now, you will only give one engagement ring and it better speak to who your beau really is.
To help you figure out which engagement ring screams your love’s name, we break down the rings that go with different personality types. Scroll down to find the perfect engagement ring based on beau’s personality traits.
If she’s bold and outgoing with a love for sparkle, a halo engagement ring may be just what you’re looking for. A shimmering halo of diamonds is eye-catching and will make your center stone appear larger.Shop Halo Engagement Rings
If she is a sophisticated and worldly personality type, a vintage-inspired engagement ring may be perfect. With beautiful and intricate detailing, a vintage style engagement ring has a unique and elegant look that is absolutely stunning.Shop Vintage Engagement Rings
Does her personality fall on the adventurous and outdoorsy? A solitaire engagement ring may be just right for her lifestyle. This classic design is simple and lovely while still offering the option to have gorgeous side detailing. A solitaire ring can also be paired with any style of wedding band.Shop Solitaire Engagement Rings
If she has a classic style but also loves a little sparkle, a side stone engagement ring is a lovely choice. Whether you choose a simple side stone setting or an infinity design, side stone engagement rings offer a shimmering twist on the classic.Shop Side Stone Engagement Rings
Now that you chose a budget, selected a diamond,
and choose a setting, it's time to finish the ring
that will speak volumes of the love you and your
significant other share for years to come.