The Engagement Series: Part 1 — Types of Engagement Rings

16 Apr 2019 | All, Bridal & engagement, Gemstones

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.

Our 4-claw Round Diamond Solitaire Ring is a classic example of a solitaire engagement ring whilst our Channel Set Round Diamond Solitaire Ring adds a bit more sparkle to a traditional style.

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!

The 3-Round Diamond Claw Set Ring is the classic example of a 3-stone ring whilst the Round Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Ring is an elegant, vintage-inspired example of a three stone engagement ring.

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.

Our Marquise Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Ring features a vibrant pink stone enhanced by milgrained diamonds whilst the Pear Argyle Diamond Cluster Ring is a more classical example of the much loved cluster ring.

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.

Whether you love green or not, the Radiant Green Tourmaline and Diamond Ring shows the classical way of pairing a beautiful coloured gemstone with side diamonds. Who wouldn’t love the beautiful blue of the Oval Ceylon Blue Sapphire and Pear Diamond Cluster Ring?

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