Bezel Setting is a classic form of ring designs, where the diamond or gemstone is held by a metal border instead of prongs. It is a preferred setting for diamonds with a thin girdle or some fancy-shaped diamonds like princess cut as the metal border serves as protection for the diamond’s sides.
The most classic design of engagement rings, the solitaire ring is as simple and elegant as any ring gets. With nothing but a single diamond in the center, it creates all the attention on the rock. Of course, the bigger the rock, the nicer it will look!
Single Colored Stone Setting
Before the 1940s, colored stones were widely used in engagement or proposal rings. Although most people nowadays associate diamonds with engagement rings, colored stones are also making a comeback. The go-to design is usually a solitaire of a precious corundum, usually a sapphire or ruby with no diamonds surrounding it.
In this setting, the center diamond is placed in between two shanks with no prongs. This setting is especially suitable for small center diamonds.
One way to be creative and neat with an engagement ring is to do a split-shank style. In this design, the band of the ring is divided on either side of the center diamond, leaving a small gap. Looks especially good if you have a big rock for a centerpiece!
This ring displays a bypass shank creating a smooth effect with the center diamond and side diamonds. The bypass shanks represent two hands coming together to hold the center diamond—their love and marriage.
Halo Design is one of the most popular engagement ring designs because it lets the center diamond sparkle with the surrounding diamonds. With diamonds surrounding a bigger round brilliant diamond, the halo design makes the center stone look bigger than its actual weight. Halo is now a popular design for colored stone rings as well. With a color stone, the halo design can bring about a powerful color contrast that can enhance the look of the center-stone.
Flush Setting is a very sleek engagement ring design, where the diamond is set inside the band. Not only is it chic in design, it also holds the diamond very securely in place. Perfect for those who have an active lifestyle while wearing the ring daily.
In Pave Setting, smaller diamonds are placed in the shank of the ring, creating additional shimmer to the center diamond. The smaller diamonds catch more light and will glow on your fingers. Other colored stones can be used in place of the diamonds to create a color contrast from the center diamond.
Channel Setting is much like the Pave Setting, where smaller diamonds are used to decorate the shank of the engagement ring. Unlike Pave setting however, the diamonds are ordered along a groove in the channel setting. This allows the diamonds to be held more securely in place.