The Engagement Series: Part 1 — Types of Engagement Rings
We understand that looking for an engagement ring can be a daunting task, so we are publishing a number of insightful articles in ‘The Engagement Series’ to help you make confident choices on your journey to finding the perfect ring.
In Part 1, we will be taking you through the different types of engagement rings:
The solitaire engagement ring
A solitaire engagement ring refers to a single gemstone set in a plain band or in a band set with small gemstones. A diamond solitaire ring is considered a classic design and a perennial favourite, but many of our customers are now opting for coloured gemstones like sapphire (in blue, pink, green or yellow), tourmaline (in green, pink, blue or red), morganite and aquamarine for greater impact and symbolism.
Three or five stone engagement rings
Three or five stone rings can feature identical or varying colours, shapes and sizes of gemstones. With multiple stones, these rings can appear larger and more impactful than a classic solitaire. A row of small diamonds can also weave itself around the three or five gemstones for even more impact!
Cluster (or halo) engagement rings
Cluster (or halo) engagement rings feature a centre stone surrounded by smaller stones with either a plain or stone-set band. This design is often used to make a smaller central stone appear much larger, or to beautifully frame a coloured stone.
Coloured gemstone engagement rings
Coloured gemstones like aquamarine, sapphire, spinel, topaz, tourmaline and morganite are becoming increasingly popular for engagement rings for their unique beauty and rich symbolism. These stones are often enhanced when paired with smaller diamonds.