Popular Engagement Ring Styles
Buying an engagement ring is a very exciting step in your relationship. It’s more than just a piece of jewellery; it’s an investment in your future with the person you love. The engagement ring is a symbol of your bond and a visual representation of your commitment to each other. Which is why, it’s important to get just the right ring for your big moment.
First and foremost, it’s important to remember that absolutely any ring can be an engagement ring. Each one is equally as beautiful and valuable as the next because it’s not about how much you spend or where you got it. It’s about the two of you only. With that being said, here is a comprehensive list of the most popular engagement ring styles to help you find the perfect one.
The solitaire engagement ring style is the most iconic and classic of all, and it’s an excellent choice to showcase a single diamond in the center. A solitaire engagement ring is perfect if you want a ring that will never go out of style.
A solitaire ring is a single stone on a band. It doesn’t feature any pave or halo diamonds—the single diamond steals the spotlight. The band may feature filigree or twisting details, but no additional stones to allow the center stone to be the star of the show. This setting often comes with four or six claws to secure the diamond.
And with none of your budget going towards side stones, your budget can go further in selecting a larger center stone.
Halo engagement rings gained in popularity in the mid-2000s, and they’re still going strong today. They feature a center diamond or gemstone surrounded by smaller, typically round diamonds. The halo of diamonds highlights the center stone, making it appear larger and more brilliant.
This style has a single, double, or triple ring of diamonds surrounding the center stone. The halo setting has an elegant and timeless look.
Three-stone engagement rings, also known as “three across” engagement rings, are three stones on a band. A center stone is paired with a complimentary stone on either side. The three stones can either be the same size or the two sides stones may be smaller than the center stone.
The center stone is often a round brilliant cut or a princess cut. However, a pear or oval center stone with smaller round stones on the sides also looks fabulous. There are also variations of this style where each of the three stones has its own halo of smaller diamonds, amplifying its sparkle.
The three-stone setting style has a beautiful meaning. The three stones represent the couple’s past, present, and future. It can also be interpreted to stand for friendship, love, and fidelity or you, me, and us. For those looking for a ring with deeper meaning, a three-stone engagement ring is a perfect fit.
Side-stone engagement rings are also often referred to as straight rings. They are a sophisticated style with a modern take on the classic solitaire. The center stone is still the showcase feature, and the integrity of the elegant silhouette is honoured in this style.
Side-tone engagement rings have a single center stone and a diamond-lined band. The most popular designs of side stone settings are pave and channel settings. The side stones are much smaller than the center stone and are diamonds or gemstones. The most popular stone cut for this setting is round and the princess cut. With stunning stone accents, this ring style is the perfect choice to highlight your individual style.
Diamond cluster engagement rings are also referred to as illusion rings, as they give the illusion of a much larger stone. Cluster rings feature a cluster of smaller diamonds to create the effect of a larger stone.
The cluster of diamonds can match traditional engagement rings in round, square, or pear shapes. You can also find these rings in asymmetrical styles that offer a modern look. This style offers maximum sparkle.
Smaller stones generally cost less, so cluster rings offer a big impact for conservative budgets.
Toi et Moi engagement rings have become increasingly more popular in recent years. Many celebrity couples have opted for this style, adding to its popularity.
“Toi et Moi” means “You and Me” in French. This style of engagement ring features two stones, often in different sizes, different cuts, or set at different angles. The stones can be two diamonds or a combination of any two stones, including pearls. Toi et Moi rings can be customized to match the individuals in the couple, helping you remember the true meaning of the ring every time you look at it.
Here at Independent Jewellers, we want to help you find the perfect engagement ring. No matter your budget, preferences, or personal style, we have the perfect ring in-store. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our showcases, we’ll custom-make your ideal engagement ring for you.