Guide to Engagement Ring Settings


Guide to Engagement Ring Settings 

Selecting an engagement ring setting can be a difficult decision to make due to the sometimes overwhelming variety of choices. Responsible for the security, comfort, and overall appearance of the engagement ring, settings are the foundation for your ring. A setting can frame the center stone in different ways or can add additional diamonds and unique twists on design. Our guide to engagement ring settings will lead you to the perfect ring setting for your personal style.

Solitaire Rings 

Solitaire diamond rings draw all eyes to the center stone and have dazzled their way as atop choice for engagement ring settings. This single stone ring is timeless and versatile, ideal for the classy traditional bride. Over the years, designers have evolved this beloved classic as trends have shifted, incorporating hidden diamond detailing, intricate metalwork, and cathedral settings. Durable and shiny platinum has joined white and yellow gold as the preferred choice of metal to frame this setting. 

Side Stone Rings 

Side stone rings also draw attention to the center stone, framed by luxurious diamonds. Every cut looks magnificent with intriguing side stones, from princess to emerald cut, as do all settings from pavé to channel. This ability to personalize this ravishing ring has long made it an attractive setting for confident brides. The sensational side stones can either be delicately lined along the shank, or woven into dynamic patterns in the metalwork. With this creative freedom, side stone rings are the ring of choice for those who want vintage designs, split shanks, or bolder diamond-heavy rings.

Halo Rings 

The symmetry and added brilliance of a halo exquisitely showcase the center diamond and uplifts the carat appearance for both larger and smaller gems. High-carat diamonds in a halo are fit for a queen, a fiery reflection of light that makes your ring impossible to miss. A rigid cut ring, such as a princess cut, also looks tremendous in a halo, as the vibrant encircling diamonds maintain a contrasting softness in appearance. The halo itself can be customized to your liking, whether you want extra sparkle with a second halo or a unique look with a floral or geometric halo.

Three Stone Rings 

Known as the trilogy ring, three stone rings consist of a center stone with two smaller stones on each side, symbolizing the past, present, and future of your fairytale love. You can drastically adapt the design of this ring to your preference through the stone shape of both the center and side stones. Elongated oval or emerald cuts look dashing as the center stone in this setting, while pear or marquise side stones add an extra layer of uniqueness. Smaller stones delicately keep the focus on the center stone, the present of your love, whereas uniform side stones maximize the luminosity of the ring. 

Why Shop for Engagement Rings at BENARI JEWELERS? 

For over fifty years, BENARI JEWELERS has brought one of the largest collections of designer wedding bands, engagement rings, timepieces, and fashion jewelry to the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley area. With locations in Exton and Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, we offer a number of services including, onsite jewelry cleaning, resizing, polishing, and repairs, as well as available financing options. For information on our products and services available, please contact us online or call 866-363-0808.

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