Over the centuries, certain templates have emerged to categorize jewelry, and when it comes to engagement ring settings, some common patterns have emerged. Designers often build their engagement rings
around a few of these ideas, while others are more whimsical, offbeat choices for ring settings that designers occasionally play with. Here at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry, we offer unique collection of engagement rings from some of the top brands in the industry, and their embrace of wonderfully sculpted settings gives each ring a special identity.
Solitaire Engagement Rings
The solitaire ring
is the most minimalistic look when it comes to engagement rings, but despite the simplicity of the style, there’s something eminently powerful about the solitaire look. By utilizing only one jewel in an engagement ring, all attention is drawn to that stone. If you’ve chosen a big, bold diamond, or the setting has a magnificently sculpted set of prongs that are art in themselves, the solitaire style may be the ideal choice.
Side Stone Engagement Rings
The side stone engagement ring
setting is perhaps the broadest classification, since it only refers to the style of having roughly equal-sized jewels set along the shanks of the engagement ring. If you’re looking for a ring that appears to be encrusted with glitter and light, you may prefer this style—and many contemporary designers are partial to mixing white diamonds with different colors. The most common of these colored stones tend to be sapphires, black diamonds, and yellow diamonds.
Cluster Engagement Rings
The cluster ring is somewhat rare in the world of engagement ring design, but it’s no less gorgeous than other choices. Rather than having an engagement ring setting built around a center stone, the cluster look “breaks” the carat weight of a center stone into numerous smaller jewels. Rather than focus the eye in one place, an eye is drawn along the entirety of the engagement ring, which is great if you’re the kind of fiancée who enjoys the aesthetics of the whole over a centralized area!
Halo Engagement Rings
A halo engagement ring
surrounds the center stone with a disc of precious metal and complementary gems. The halo look was first popularized in the Art Deco period, but even to this day, women appreciate the vintage excellence of a well-made halo ring. While this is a look that goes well with the traditional bezel and milgrain beading, many designers create whimsical shapes and patterns with a halo, including flowers and asymmetric curves.
Three Stone Engagement Rings
The three stone engagement ring
is a style similar to the side stone ring. But where the side stone ring features a strict delineation between a large center stone and small side stones, the three stone look boasts a large center stone and two mid-size jewels on either side of it. The effect is a unique “stepped” ring that carries a special symbolism that can be interpreted by the fiancée who wears it. Whether your choice is past, present, and future; or husband, wife, marriage; or so on, the three stone ring is the right choice for you.
Find Engagement Rings at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry
If you’d like to learn more about the different engagement ring settings, particularly the designer ones we offer at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry, contact us at (203)230-1199, or visit our Hamden, Connecticut showroom today!