Buying an engagement ring can be a daunting experience for some, especially with so many styles to choose from. It's a big milestone in any relationship, not to mention a significant expense, so finding the perfect ring is a must. We completely understand, and to help with your search, we've prepared a list of some of the most popular types of engagement rings to choose from.
Diamond Halo Setting Engagement Rings
Diamond engagement rings with halo settings are our most popular request! In rings with a diamond halo, the center stone is surrounded by smaller accent diamonds. There are many options for this type of setting. The halo is often the same shape as the center stone, but it doesn't have to be. For example, using a cushion cut halo around a round diamond can create a more square-shaped setting.
In recent years, the halo setting has become an increasingly popular engagement ring style. The addition of smaller diamonds encircling the center stone creates the illusion of a larger diamond and can up the "bling factor" significantly. A diamond halo can also provide stunning contrast to more non-traditional colored gemstone engagement rings.
This effect is emphasized even more in settings with a double halo, or in diamond halos created with fancy-shaped stones. Whether you're looking for a single or double halo engagement ring, or halos with cushion cut or princess cut diamonds, we can help! Ask our sales associates about creating a custom halo setting for your engagement ring.
Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
Diamond solitaire rings are one of the most popular styles of engagement rings. They feature a single diamond, usually set quite high to give the diamond maximum exposure to light and to enhance the brilliance of the stone. A solitaire diamond is typically set in a simple band with a claw or prong setting, however, embellishments like tiny pavé diamonds can always be added to the band to enhance the design.
Diamond solitaire engagement rings are timeless, and perfect for showcasing the beauty of a specific stone. Round brilliant diamonds are the most popular choice for the solitaire setting, but stones of every shape and size can be used.
If your fiancé prefers a classic, elegant style, the solitaire setting is a great option. Its timeless design never goes out of fashion, so you can be sure they will always love it.
Three-stone Engagement Rings
Three-stone engagement rings are also known as “trilogy” style rings because the three stones are meant to represent a couple’s past, present, and future. These rings feature three stones (usually diamonds) set in a row, with a larger diamond in the center and two smaller diamonds on either side.
There are a ton of options to choose from with three-stone rings. You can mix diamonds with colored gemstones or create unique styles with fancy-shaped diamonds. Depending on which you choose, three-stone rings can be a less expensive option than a more traditional solitaire setting. That's because the larger diamonds commonly set in solitaire rings are priced based on their rarity and size – three-stone engagement rings, on the other hand, usually combine slightly smaller, less rare (and less expensive) diamonds to create one large look. You can get a 2-carat look for the cost of three 1-carat diamonds, for example.
Vintage Engagement Rings
A vintage-inspired engagement ring provides the look of an heirloom ring with the ability to customize all of the details, including touches like filigree and milgrain, types of embellishment that create an "antique" look.
Re-creating the look of vintage or antique engagement rings has become a popular trends. Brides-to-be are gravitating toward these styles because of their non-traditional, one-of-a-kind look. Our jewelers can replicate the look with a custom-designed engagement ring. Just contact us today to get started!
Gemstone Engagement Rings
While a ring with a diamond is our most popular style, any ring can be an engagement ring – and engagement rings featuring gemstones or colored diamonds can be an affordable alternative to more traditional diamond rings. However, when choosing a gemstone, several factors must be considered, including durability. Colored stones are not as hard as diamonds, and wearability can be a factor.
In recent years, sapphires and rubies have become a popular choice for gemstone engagement rings. This is in part because they are harder, more durable, and can be worn daily ... but also because Prince William proposed to Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, with a stunning sapphire and diamond ring once worn by Princess Diana.
Whether you're looking for a vintage-inspired ring, a diamond solitaire, or a custom-designed engagement ring, we can help. Make an appointment or stop by and visit with one of our sales associates. We'll help with all the details to ensure you have a great experience and find the perfect ring.
We want you and your partner to love the ring you choose forever. It's not about the price, it's about finding just the right combination of stones, styles, and settings -- in short, the perfect ring. We are experts at finding and making beautiful jewelry and taking care of our customers. There is nothing more rewarding to us. Congratulations on your engagement! We look forward to seeing you soon!