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Choosing an engagement ring setting can be a daunting task! To help you along the way, we’ve pulled together a few of the classics. However, this is not to say that you should avoid choosing something truly unique too. If you want to take a deep dive into having a ring made just for you, then this post is for you!
Remember, who you are and how you live your life. These points are as important as what stone you desire when choosing a ring style. With so many stones and styles out there, what may seem like a simple choice, can quickly seem quite challenging. Rest assured, if you seek the right guidance, all of your fears can be put to rest.
The bezel setting is one of the most popular settings after the 4 claw ring and are ideal for someone living a more active lifestyle.
It doesn’t snag on clothing and fabric, as it doesn’t have any exposed prongs.
It’s a great setting for more fragile stones like emeralds, as the stone is set low and well protected.
The Halo setting refers to the diamonds that surround the stone. It’s a single band of diamonds usually there to enhance the centre stone and to make it appear larger. They can also help bolster a weaker centre stone.
Halo settings work very well within a diamond set band. If you’re really going for maximum diamond effect, wear it with a diamond eternity ring.
Like the single halo ring, the double halo ring can be used to bring more sparkle to a smaller central stone. The impact of a double halo can also be very impressive with a coloured central stone.
As you can see from the design opposite, you can also add more sparkle to the band of the ring too.
If you’re feeling creative, there is also an option to shade each halo from a darker to lighter colour of the gemstone. For example, you could have an intense central stone, medium inner band and lighter outer band.
|Prong or Solitaire Setting.
Probably the most common setting for any stone in an engagement ring. As you can see from the ring pictured, the advantage of a solitaire setting is maximum stone and maximum lustre.
The shank (ring band) can also be thicker or thinner with this design.
|Partial Bezel Setting
This design style gives the impression of a tension setting. The central stone suggests that it is being held in place by the sides of the ring, when in fact it is being held in a more conventional way.
The end result is a securely held stone, but a design that is slightly more unique.
|Three Stone Ring
The three stone ring is a simple way of describing a ring where the central stone is flanked by 2 other stones, usually diamonds that match each other.
The combinations here are almost endless, with little diamonds going a long way to highlight a central stone.
There are no real rules as to what shape side stones go with which shaped central stones. Nor is there a rule as to what colour the stones should be. In fact, you can even have all three stones the same colour (not white) if you desired!
While there are a number of settings and options available foryour engagement ring, this is not an exhaustive list. If you play with colour and shapes, you can create a ring that really stands out from the crowd and will be truly unique to you.
For more ring styles and inspiration, visit our jewellery page, Pinterest account, or book an appointment with me via the Jewellery Design Studio. We can work out some options that suit you and only you.