It’s not just a ring; it’s a work of art. It’s a story. It’s a symbol for your commitment to one another. The engagement ring is only the start of what is coming, so you may as well make it special. Some people know exactly what they want out of their engagement ring, and we work with them to create something spectacular and unique. Others need a fair amount of help picking something that will work for them and their partner.
To give you a hand, we’re breaking down the attributes of the five most common engagement rings that are currently on the market and in our design queue. Who knows, maybe you’ll get inspired? Let’s take a look.
Simple but elegant, the Solitaire is ideal for those who like to keep it minimal, modest, but chic. A solitaire engagement ring is a single diamond (or other stone) at the center with a simple band of gold or silver. The minimal design lets the stone take center stage and be the focus of the ring. Depending on how the stone is set, a solitaire can make the stone look larger - which is never a bad thing.
However, the way the stone is set in a solitaire ring may leave it more vulnerable to losing the stone. Every quality jeweller does their best to ensure the stone is secure, but it’s always a good idea to get your ring insured against unfortunate damage or losses.
The Three Stone
With a three-stone engagement ring, there are three stones with the center stone being the feature gemstone. Commonly, this is three diamonds and the two smaller diamonds are cut to match and accentuate the features of the center stone.
We love designing this style of ring as the three stones often represent the past, present, and future of a couple’s relationship. Plus, the variety of stones, settings, and bands give us lots of ways to design something custom and special for you.
The Split-Band Ring
For those after a contemporary and fashionable look, the split band might be the way to go. You’ll notice how the band looks like it is separating around the center stone. Some couples select either a solitaire or a three-stone setting to make this style of ring uniquely their own.
For your angel, the Halo style places a feature stone at the center and is surrounded by smaller gems - as though it had its own “halo.” This is ideal for those who want the appearance of a larger stone and want to draw a little more attention to the ring on their finger.
However, like with the solitaire setting, the halo stones may fall out or become loose over time. Don’t hesitate to come in for an adjustment from time to time.
Whatever isn’t common or contemporary may be considered “vintage.” This style is an exceptionally good pick for those with a unique style or who want to create something elegant and eye-catching. We’ve seen some people bring in antique bands or heirlooms to be adjusted, updated, or have new stones set in the bands.
Others will find images of styles they love from the years and we do our best to custom design old elements - such as filigree, milgrain, or beading. With so many features and styles to work with, the sky is the limit!
No matter what your preference is, we’re more than happy to work with you to find a style and create and engagement ring that is as unique as your relationship. We take appointments for in-store consultations and can even meet you online over a video call.