There are so many different engagement ring
styles that it can be difficult to wrap your mind around what sets them apart. However, while every designer engagement ring is the product of a well-honed aesthetic, the styles reflect different ways to show off the diamonds used in their design.
Fortunately, with over 40 years of experience in the jewelry market, Jewelry Design Center has the expertise to help you find the right setting for you. Read on to discover what sets the most popular engagement ring styles apart!
Solitaire Engagement Rings
The solitaire style is a classic style that is picking up speed nowadays. Its design takes a single diamond and places it at the center of a ring setting, the metal of the band working to accentuate the glamor of the stone. Its popularity in the present day springs from a trend towards minimalist design. It’s easy to stop by Instagram and Pinterest and note that design-wise, everything has been stripped away except for the most important details. However, solitaire engagement rings
don’t have to lack all details. Rather, many designers include filigrees in the metal of the ring, as well as jewels set on the underside of the ring.
Halo Engagement Rings
The halo engagement ring
style is popular among women who prefer a bold look, thanks to the literal “halo” of jewels and precious metal that surrounds the center stone. Back in the Art Deco period, the halo was extremely popular, and geometric patterns like rectangles and octagons were primarily used to accentuate fancy shape diamonds. Today, luxury designers craft their halos in any number of whimsical patterns, including flowers and “floating” halos that don’t even touch the center stone. However, contemporary looks can also include more than one halo, really boosting the glitzy punch of a diamond-studded halo engagement ring.
Three Stone Engagement Rings
Three stone rings
are primarily chosen by women who appreciate symbolism and color. What does that mean? As the name implies, the three stone engagement ring style is one designed around the concept of three center stones. Here at Jewelry Design Center, we offer plenty of three stone rings that embrace tsavorite, blue sapphires, and the leafy brilliance of emerald. And keep in mind that because the design uses three stones at the center, there’s a variety of options for combining different shapes of diamonds. Want a marquise-cut center diamond framed by pear cuts? That’s an option!
Side Stone Engagement Rings
As with halo rings, the side stone engagement ring
is a very glitzy style. There’s a lot of diamonds that are used by top designers to decorate the shanks of these engagement rings. The benefit of the side stone silhouette is that the designer can show off creatively glamorous ways to set diamonds. For example, one of the bigger trends in contemporary design is the use of channel-set diamonds—and there’s no more dramatic way to express this style than to work them into the shank of an engagement ring.
Find the Perfect Engagement Ring at Jewelry Design Center
If you’d like to find out more about engagement ring styles that are popular today—particularly the designer rings and custom-designed rings we showcase at Jewelry Design Center—you can contact us at 509-487-5905. Or, if you’d like to see your favorite pieces in person, stop by either of our showrooms in Spokane or Kennewick, Washington today!