Engagement Ring Styles
An engagement ring is not just a ring that symbolizes commitment; it is a ring that should embody the beauty and personality of the wearer. Though there are many different styles of engagement rings, we want to narrow down the list to the top five most common styles.
- Prong Setting: A classy option, these are the most common style of engagement rings around. This type of engagement ring features three to six claws that firmly clasp the stone in place. The prongs can be rounded, pointed, flat, or v-shaped. A prong setting engagement ring is a simple, yet elegant style for those who don’t want anything too flashy or sparkly.
- Halo Setting: Unlike a prong setting engagement ring, a halo setting engagement ring is for those who like lots of sparkle. The halo refers to the circular formation of tinier diamonds around a larger center stone. A halo setting is a wonderful option for those who want to save money on a smaller carat diamond, but still have a dazzling overall effect.
- Cathedral Setting: A style that has been popular for decades, a cathedral setting is a traditional and elegant style of engagement ring. Using arches of metal to hold the main diamond or gemstone, this style of ring gets its name from the arches the metal makes, which look like the arches of a beautiful European cathedral.
- Cluster Setting: A cluster setting involves many small stones to create the effect of a larger stone. This style of engagement ring allows you to have a beautiful ring but for a more affordable price. A cluster setting can also be versatile in that you can choose a more traditional cluster, or you can opt for a more modern and asymmetrical look.
- Pavé Setting: A pavé setting features a row of tiny embedded diamonds in the metal ring that lead to the main feature diamond. Literally meaning “paved” in French, a pavé setting gives the impression that the ring itself is paved with sparkly diamonds.