Modern Engagement Ring Styles
Guide to Modern Engagement Ring Styles
To a jewelry designer, an engagement ring is a sublime canvas. These romantic and iconic accessories are made to last a lifetime, presenting a unique opportunity to create a piece of history. Modern jewelry designers have found a myriad of ways to reinvent engagement rings through creative designs. As a result, we have an exciting variety of styles to choose from that depart from tradition.
Hidden Halos Engagement Rings
Halos are a classic setting invented in the early 20th century, wherein the center stone of an engagement ring is surrounded by a thin layer of diamonds. This lends radiance, spectacle, and magnificence. A hidden halo ring, on the other hand, places the accent diamonds below the center stone. As a result, they can only be viewed from the side profile. This gives a balanced light display as well as a very distinctive look.
Oval Cut Halo Rings
Most engagement rings use a round cut diamond, also known as a brilliant cut. Their popularity owes to their classic shape and peerless brilliance, the latter due to a high number of facets. Oval cut stones are an unorthodox shape that ensures their ring is instantly unique and intriguing. They are brilliant with gentle curves and large surface area to reflect light, and an oval cut halo ring complements the style and cut perfectly.
Split Shank Rings
The shank of the ring is the front-facing area of the band surrounding the center stone. Designers often accentuate the shank by adding pave set diamonds and other exquisite details. In a split shank ring, its titular area parts, leaving eye-catching gaps. This gives a vibrant, floral effect to the band heightened through diamond accents.
Bezel Engagement Rings
Most modern engagement rings use prong settings, wherein the diamond is held with small metal spikes. This lets the diamond shine a bit brighter and allows for easier viewing, but it's not especially secure. In the bezel setting, diamonds are inlaid right into the ring’s band, surrounding them with secure precious metal. Wearing a bezel engagement ring evokes a sleek modern look and a high-fashion style.
Intertwining Engagement Rings
These rings appear to have two or more bands interwoven with each other as if they were yarn. Some pieces have alternating precious metals. For example, in some pieces, strips of yellow and white gold contrast for a bold look or diamonds decorate the woven bands. These intertwining rings portray a rustic and romantic aesthetic, making them a great choice for those who opt for more eccentric and expressive ensembles.
Find Engagement Rings at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry
At Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry, we offer our customers nothing short of perfection. Our selection consists of only the most marvelous engagement rings, wedding bands, and fashion jewelry made by the most highly skilled designers. We love our home of Hamden and seek nothing but the best for our community. In an effort to help its style last forever, we provide jewelry repair and other services. Contact our showroom at (203) 230-1199 to learn more about us and our selection.