10 Best Engagement Ring Ideas
10 Best Engagement Ring Ideas
Are you struggling to find the perfect engagement ring for the one you want to spend the rest of your life with? This emblem of promise and the love you two share will last a lifetime. Finding the perfect engagement ring that reflects your future with your fiance which is the ring of her dreams is a crucial task. To help you with this daunting task, here are 10 best engagement ring ideas that she will undoubtedly fall in love with.
This classic piece is one of the most iconic amongst all engagement ring ideas. This design is rather simple, making the diamond stand out and shine bright; it is the main attraction, of course. This ring is perfect for those who love minimalism and timeless jewelry. This style ring shows your future fiance has an elegant taste and character.
Many shapes can go perfectly with a solitaire piece. You can choose from
Usually, settings for a solitaire rings use prongs that show off all sides of the diamond, offering maximum sparkle. Another popular one is the bezel, which encircles the whole diamond with only the top showing. Other settings include cathedral and tension.
This engagement ring’s name stems from the French word pavé - "to pave." These rings are ‘paved’ with small diamonds going halfway down the ring on either side of the larger center ring and compliments any diamond shape. This gives the ring a continuous sparkle, plus it gives the larger, center diamond more emphasis. The metal prongs or beads that hold the diamonds to the band are barely visible, so more of the diamonds show. Though the design makes sizing and resizing difficult.
There are three different kinds of pavé rings:
- Micro Pavé
( Small diamonds, less that 0.01 ct/stone )
- French Pavé
( Each diamond is set into a V-shaped space. More diamond than metal )
- Petite Pavé
( More traditional but smaller prong )
The pavé ring would be a perfect choice for your fiance if she is in love with timeless and elegant jewelry, but is also a little extra.
Just as it sounds, the multi-row ring features multiple rows, usually 2-3. The rows surround the main diamond consist of smaller diamonds making the center diamond appear grander and sparkle brighter.
The Trellis engagement ring is the best choice for more active people. The four interwoven prongs this design offers extra stability for the diamond/s. If you take a look at the ring from the side, the four prongs form an ‘X’ shape. The setting is open, and that allows you to show off the pavilion (the bottom half) of the ring. More light can hit the diamonds, making them shine more brightly. The unique design of Terilis rings provides an open configuration that can fit up to 4 smaller diamonds. 3 and 5 diamond Trellis engagement rings are the most popular. This classic ring will be treasured for years to come.
Closely associated with being an antique, something that is vintage is anything that was made about 50 years ago. For vintage engagement rings, these stunning designs are inspired by specific time periods.
The following are the different eras vintage rings got inspiration from. The dates are approximate as many styles overlap each era.
- Victorian ( 1837 - 1901 )
They took Queen Victoria’s taste in yellow gold ( early part of the era ) and many rows of diamonds ( later part of the era )
- Edwardian ( 1901 - 1920 )
Named after King Edward, this era kept most of the late Victorian style of many rows. Instead of using yellow gold, they discovered oxyacetylene could be used to meld platinum. They started using platinum in place of yellow gold.
- Art Deco ( 1920 - 1935 )
This is the era where rings expressed individuality. They were playful and used shapes and lines to design rings. This era is when they started using white gold, which is significantly less expensive.
Bypass engagement rings make use of negative space. The ring coils around the finger, the ends passing by each other at the top. This design can be minimalistic or dramatic, depending on distinct designs. This type of engagement ring is probably the most customizable to fit a person’s personality, from contemporary to fancy, to elaborate, elegant, sleek, and stylish designs. So many designs to look at and choose from. You also have the choice to design your own custom bypass engagement ring with Angelucci Jewelry.
Being one of the most popular, the Halo ring’s design makes a diamond appear up to ½ carat larger than its original size. You can opt to save more money by buying a smaller center ring since the diamond halo that encircles it will give the illusion that it is larger. A choice of a different colored center gem is a great choice since it can bring more attraction and personality to the ring
Some of the different types of halo rings will be explained in the next few ring ideas. They are:
- Rising Split Shank
- Plain Shank Halo
- Double Floating Halo
- Pave Diamond Halo
8. Double Halo
Double halo rings bring double the brilliance. Not only does the ring appear larger, it attracts more eyes to your once-in-a-lifetime ring. There are two paved halos that surround the center gem. This is also the most expensive of the halo rings.
9. Shank/Split Shank
With engagement rings, the shank refers to the band. There are many beautiful shank designs variations you can design your ring with that your future fiance would totally love. Here is an example:
- The Silhouette Shank
The two curvy shanks look beautiful and it doesn’t take away the focus of the main attraction - the diamond.
The most popular shank designs are the split shanks. Here are examples of a few:
- Two-tone Shank
Having two-tone shanks make designing a bit more personal. You can choose one of the splits to be paved and one to be a beautiful yellow gold, or whatever you think would be best for your future fiance.
- Plain Split Shank
This is a very simple and elegant design. It still looks majestically beautiful despite its simplicity. A beautiful choice if she loves more sophisticated designs.
- Halo Split Shank
The Halo split shank is exactly as it sounds, the split shanks are lined with beautiful smaller diamonds, bringing a little more sparkle to the ring.
- Multiple-row Split Shank
This extra engagement ring shows a lot of personality. It looks fun and breathtakingly beautiful at the same time. There is no doubt you will hear a gasp from anyone who sees this ring.
- Twisting Split-Shank
The twisting of the split shanks is subtly beautiful. It brings a little more uniqueness to it compared to any other classic ring, but it still doesn’t take away the beauty of the center ring.
10. Channel Set
A channel set is made when the jeweler creates a “channel” or groove within the band, creating a space to set diamonds into them so no prongs are needed to hold them in. These rings look very clean and sophisticated which makes it easily many people’s favorite choice. For this style of engagement rings, princess cut diamonds are the most popular.