The Solitaire Engagement Ring
A solitaire engagement ring, as the name suggests, is one that features a single stone on its own. The metal band of the ring is typically kept as simple as possible, delivering an elegant effect that showcases the stone.
Diamonds are far and away the most common choices for solitaire rings, but they are by no means the only option. Jewelers create a range of different solitaire engagement rings using stones like emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and tanzanites. The solitaire diamond ring is a very safe bet for engagement rings unless the bride-to-be has a known distaste for diamonds.
This is a particularly excellent design for showing off an impressive stone. Unlike some other styles, with a solitaire engagement ring, all eyes are drawn to the stone itself.
The Halo Engagement Ring
With a halo engagement ring, a central stone is surrounded on all sides by smaller stones. This effect is usually created using all diamonds, but other stones can also be substituted. The chief advantage of a halo ring is that it appears to magnify the central stone and create a much splashier appearance than a solitaire. It is, essentially, a more glamorous version of the bezel setting.
A properly-designed halo ring will actually use the surrounding diamonds to reflect more light off of and into the central stone. This will emphasize and enhance both the size of the stone and its brightness.
The Three-Stone Engagement Ring
A three-stone engagement ring is a very interesting choice, one that usually brings an extra air of refinement and class to your jewelry. If you’re looking for a ring that stands out in a great way and looks exceptionally chic, selecting a three-stone ring is an excellent idea.
Beyond the beauty of the metal band and the stones selected for the ring, a three-stone ring also tells a beautiful symbolic story. The three stones represent the three critical parts of a loving relationship. The first stands for the past, when the lovers first met. The second stands for the present, when the pair exchange vows and declare their love. The third stands for the future and the happy life the new couple will share.
The Vintage Engagement Ring
The vintage engagement ring actually falls within a very carefully-defined age bracket. Jewelers consider any ring that is between 30 and 50 years old to fall into the “vintage” category. Some couples choose even older rings; these are technically known as “antiques.” Both categories offer some distinctive flair, typically including larger stones and more ornate designs.
The sheer breadth of different styles available under the “vintage” umbrella is what attracts most fans. A lot of brides consider vintage rings to be more individual than mass-produced modern rings. The stones in vintage engagements rings are often exceptionally high quality, too.
Picking out a vintage engagement ring represents a lot of thought invested in the quest to match the bridge with the perfect ring, and it’s often the start of a terrific marriage.
2 Stone Engagement Rings
Symbolize your love in a unique way with a two stone engagement ring. One diamond represents your partner and the other diamond represents you, both are set together in an inseparable way.
These designs can be accented with diamonds or simply have a plain gold band along with your two diamonds. Either way it is sure to be unique to you and be a symbol of your everlasting love.