Choosing among the many wedding ring settings is difficult, especially for beginners. Nevertheless, here we offer ten umbrella categories with examples to make it a bit more digestible for newbies.
Engagement Rings versus Wedding Bands
Traditionally, engagement rings are given during a proposal or early in the relationship. Conversely, a wedding ring is usually a wedding band, either plain or a diamond-encrusted eternity band.
The Different Engagement Ring Settings
Generally speaking, ring setting describes the way in which the ring is designed to secure the center stone and any other accompanying gems, if applicable. Being that these diamond setting configurations are as follows:
The prong engagement ring setting, also called a claw setting, is a claw-like design that wraps the diamond center stone from underneath. This setting is commonly paired with a round brilliant-cut diamond but can suit almost any shape.
Our Quiet Beauty Bridal Set is a 4 prong setting compatible with a round stone featuring a myriad of complementary side stones.
Solitaire engagement rings feature one center stone with no other gemstone aside or on the band.
By all means, our solitaire engagement rings range in design, combining multiple setting styles. A gorgeous illustration of our solitaire engagement ring selection is the Anya Solitaire Ring. As shown above, the Anya Solitaire is compatible with round, oval, princess, and emerald shapes.
A halo engagement ring setting refers to a center stone surrounded by multiple smaller stones. Generally, all diamond shapes are compatible with this setting.
Shown above is Clean Origin’s Eleganza Ring features a halo setting with our lab created diamonds at the center and surroundings. Accordingly, find this style with a cushion or princess-cut diamond stone.
Three-stone settings are self-explanatory in that they include three stones, usually a center stone among two smaller stones on either side. Given that, choose any diamond shape to accomplish this setting. And if you like the look of a three-stone setting, take a look at two stone engagement rings as well.
The Leslie Ring standardly houses two round side stones and is compatible with an emerald, oval, cushion, and round brilliant center stone.
Overall, a bezel setting encloses a center diamond with metal that slightly overlaps the edges of the stone. This is the less popular method for securing a stone compared to claw-like prong settings.
Clean Origin’s Lumiere Ring features a half-bezel setting where the encapsulating metal is not continuous. So far, this specific style in our catalog is compatible with a round brilliant diamond.
A channel setting incorporates a line of stones on the band set between two metal walls that are not separated by other small metal details like bezels, prongs, or beads.
The Corin Diamond Ring is one of our diamond wedding bands that house a total of 8 gemstones in a sleek channel setting.
East West Setting
East West engagement ring settings situate the center diamond horizontally instead of the typical vertical design.
Pictured above is our take on an East-West set ring in yellow gold called the Arielle Ring with Diamond Band. Notably, the center pear-shaped stone sits in an eye-catching unique manner.