An engagement ring holds significant symbolism and meaning, for the couple who is getting married. It is a ring to share, a sign of commitment, dedication, and devotion. It stands for the journey that the couple will embark upon and reflects the love one holds for their significant other. It is also a sign that one is married or will be married and reflects the same to people who may come across them. Be it vintage, modern, diamond, or gemstones. There are several styles of engagement rings to consider. Below are a few most preferred styles.
- Cluster ring
As the name suggests, cluster settings consist of a group of ambler stones set together to create the same effect as a large diamond. It is also the reason why they are called illusion rings. Because they have the same impact as diamonds while merely being a small group of individual stones, these make for an affordable option. They are great for maximizing the sparkle while staying within budget and coming in traditional circular designs or modern designs with asymmetrical settings.
A paveˊ setting lets one personalize their ring to add to their beauty. It entails the settling of tiny stones of choice-either gems or diamonds into the ring. This setting makes the ring shine bright whenever it catches the light. Many people incorporate stones from their significant other’s family heirlooms or even birthstones to make them more meaningful and unique. They also have a very feminine and delicate look that can make a simple ring look extraordinary.
The most traditional and preferred style is the solitaire ring. As the name suggests, it only has one stone carefully mounted with a claw or prong setting onto a simple bed. This jewellery shows off the beauty of the stone in a very classy way. If a simple yet elegant ring is what one prefers, solitaire style is the way to go. It is also durable and never goes out of style.
4. Halo setting
The halo setting is popular because it creates a halo effect around the central stone. It has two components, the centre stone or the primary stone, and the smaller stones set around this stone in a pave setting, in a border fashion which when caught light, reflects it causing the centre stone to capture more light and shimmer. It is a great way to help a stone look larger or flaunt a diamond. Halo rings can have a unique twist with a coloured diamond or other gemstones such as ruby, sapphire, and diamonds as the central stone. It not only makes the ring stand out but also provides a great contrast.
5. Bezel ring
The bezel engagement rings are the most secure type of rings as the stone is not raised on prongs but instead is set inside the band which prevents the stone from falling out or getting scratched making it a great choice. They are slightly more expensive than rings with prong settings, but they value money as it needs little to no upkeep. The ring has stones set inside the band without having to adjust the claws or prongs. They are also accident safe as the stones are inside. The stone may seem smaller because of this, and it catches less light, but if a low maintenance ring is what one is looking for, this is it!