Engagement Ring Styles
So, if you’re planning on being engaged, you’ve almost certainly never bought a ring for it before. And it’s possible that you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for in an engagement ring. There are terms that you may not recognize when you visit your local jewelry store. A lot of these terms are linked to the designs that brands impress on the engagement rings and when they’re broken down, they’re pretty easy to remember. Here, we at Rogers Jewelry Co. provide a list of the more common engagement ring styles for you to refer to as you need.
Solitaire Engagement RingsA solitaire ring is built around a single stone, giving this style its name. There’s something beautiful about appreciating a single, glorious jewel, and among contemporary women, there’s been a lot of fondness for the beauty a designer can work into a minimalist solitaire engagement ring.
However, while the design of a solitaire ring focuses primarily on presenting a single stone, that doesn’t mean that there can’t be any other jewels—rather, there are designers who work side stones into the underside of the rings, allowing for a surprising charm. Plus, the removal of explicit side stones on the surface of the ring allows for designers to carve whimsical designs into the metal itself!
Three Stone Engagement RingsThree stone rings are named for the three stones that are used at the center of the engagement ring. Usually, the middle stone is the largest of the three, but there are designs that use three jewels that are the same size. One of the biggest pleasures of a three stone engagement ring, besides the glam of having three big jewels at the heart of a ring, is the symbolic beauty of the style. A woman who wants to celebrate the past, present, and future of her relationship with her husband-to-be may appreciate this look.
And if you enjoy having other jewels than diamonds, you can find collections that have sapphires or other colored gemstones as the framing jewels.
Side Stone Engagement RingsWhen you’re a lover of lots of diamonds, there are two styles that may be right up your alley: the halo, which we’ll discuss in a moment, and the glittering ribbon that is a side stone ring. The side stone style refers to a type of engagement ring with shanks set with small, densely-packed gemstones.
The excellence of the side stone ring comes through in the diversity of looks that designers can put together. The ultramodern chic of some channel-set diamonds, the vintage sparkle of pave-set stones encrusting the entire shank -- it’s all a glorious expression of this engagement ring style.
Halo Engagement RingsThe halo engagement ring is just as glamorous and diamond-studded as the side stone ring, but in a slightly different way. Rather than being scattered all over the shank, halo rings specifically place the majority of their diamonds in a frame of precious metal around the center diamond. Usually this frame looks like a hoop (hence the name “halo”), but as a style that came out of the Art Deco period, there’s a lot of geometric and architectural inspiration that can be relied upon, including hexagons, cushions, flowers, and more.
And did you know that halos can make the center stone look up to a carat larger? It’s a great choice for a woman who wants more bang for her buck.
Browse Engagement Ring Styles at Rogers Jewelry Co.If you’re interested in finding out more about engagement ring styles, particularly those offered at Rogers Jewelry Co., stop by our eight showrooms today: Modesto, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Folsom, Fresno, Elk Grove, and Visalia, California; as well as Reno, Nevada.
We look forward to seeing you soon!