Engagement Ring Styles and Which One Is Right For You
So, you’ve been dating Mr. Right for a while and you’re both ready to take the next step and get engaged– ahhhhh! So exciting! You’ve probably already starting looking at rings, and possibly have one or two or twenty saved to a Pinterest board – it’s okay, your secret’s safe with us! But before you make your final decision, let’s narrow down the top engagement ring styles to make your decision just a little easier.
Solitaire Engagement Ring
Simple, classic, elegant, timeless – you simply cannot go wrong with a solitaire engagement ring! Let the diamond take center stage and speak for itself.
Halo Engagement Ring
The halo engagement ring has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. It’s easy to see why- small diamonds surround the center stone in a halo effect, enhancing both its sparkle and beauty. You can keep it simple with all diamonds, or choose a different gemstone like rubies or sapphires for the halo!
Three Stone Engagement Ring
Three-stone engagement rings are exactly what they sound like – instead of one center stone, you’re lucky enough to get three! You can choose to do three of the exact same stones, or choose two complementary stones to go on either side of a bigger center stone. You could even choose different cuts or colors to go on either side of the center stone. For example, a round diamond with a smaller princess cut emerald on each side – different, but still classic!
Channel Set Engagement Ring
You may not know what a channel set engagement ring is, but you’ve definitely seen it! A channel set consists of small diamonds or gemstones set into a grooved channel of the band. The channel is formed by two “walls” of the precious metal you choose for your band. This can be combined with other styles such as solitaire or halo to add even more shine and brilliance.
Pavé Engagement Ring
Are you a “less is more” or “more is more” type of person? If you’re of the “more is more” variety, a pavé engagement ring is a perfect choice for you! With small diamonds around the band, this ring gives the appearance of a solid diamond surface, highlighting the center stone brilliantly. You can choose to have the diamonds go the entire way around the band, or about three-fourths of the way, so that the part of the ring you can’t see won’t have diamonds. Similar to a channel set ring, this option can be combined with other styles to add more sparkle and personality!
Vintage Engagement Ring
Perfect for the bride who wants something different, there are no rules or regulations with vintage rings. Simply pick what speaks to you. This is also a good choice for the bride who values family- choose a family heirloom to wear as an engagement ring. Just make sure your future hubby knows you’d like to do this. He could also have a ring from his family that he’d like to give you for an engagement ring. Either way, a ring that has been passed down through generations is so special and something you’ll cherish for years to come.
Of course, ultimately your future spouse will be the one making the decision! But, it doesn’t hurt to drop a hint or two! Or, you may even want to go ring shopping together and show him a few of your favorites. Just keep in mind that the most important thing is, no matter the style, size, or shape of your ring, it’s a symbol of your love and commitment to each other and that’s what matters.