Reference this complete diamond ring glossary for a better understanding of engagement ring styles.
You and your loved one are talking marriage, and that has you dreaming up the perfect engagement ring.
There are more than a few engagement ring styles to choose from, and you want to find the one that suits you (or your loved one) best.
Curious to know what’s out there? Hoping to get the diamond ring lingo down before you start shopping for yourself, or your loved one?
In any case, our diamond ring glossary has it all.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Engagement Ring Styles…
Understanding Diamond Quality
The Four Cs
Created by the Gemological Institute of America, the four Cs are the four characteristics to consider when evaluating and purchasing a diamond.
The cut accounts for a diamond’s proportion, symmetry, and polish.
The diamond’s cut affects its brilliance (the brightness of the white light reflections on the surface and inside), fire (the dispersion of the white light, registered to our eyes as flashes of color), and scintillation (the sparkles seen when it moves in the light).
Diamonds come in a variety of colors – white, blue, pink, and even yellow.
Pure, or nearly pure, diamonds are colorless and have the highest color ratings. Diamonds with traces of yellow, gray, and brown are rated less highly.
Diamond colors like blue, pink, and yellow, are graded on their own scale. Usually the more vibrant their natural tone, the more valuable the stone and the better the color rating. Since they’re rare, these fancy diamonds can be even more valuable than the pure colorless diamonds with the highest color ratings.
Diamonds are like snowflakes. Each one is different.
Formed by extreme heat and pressure deep within the earth, they come with small imperfections on their inside (inclusions) and on their surface (blemishes).
The clarity assesses the extent to which these inclusions and blemishes are present.
The more inclusions and/or blemishes a diamond has, the less brilliantly it will shine. This is because these marks interfere with the light’s pathways through the diamond.
At the same time, though, a couple microscopic inclusions can make your diamond unique. It’s all in the balance.
Most think of carat as size. But carat is technically a unit of weight. It’s the most common unit of weight that diamonds are measured and sold in. 1 carat equals 0.2 grams.
Unlike the other 3 Cs, a diamond’s carat rating is not always so proportional to its value. A larger diamond may have large inclusions and blemishes or a lackluster color grade. This can drive the price below a smaller diamond of top-notch clarity and color.
Some more diamond terms that are useful to know…
- Crown – the top half of the diamond
- Pavilion – the bottom half of the diamond
- Table – the flat surface that is the uppermost part of the diamond
- Facets – the smooth surfaces that have been cut, polished, and angled to reflect light
Understanding Diamond Shapes
Diamonds can be cut into many shapes, like…
A round diamond with 58 facets is the most common diamond cut.
A princess diamond is a square- (sometimes rectangular-) shaped diamond. It is the most common fancy diamond cut.
An oval-shaped diamond is still classic, like the round shape, but just a touch more distinctive.
A marquise diamond is an oval-shaped diamond with pointed ends.
A pear-shaped diamond combines the round and marquise shapes. Only one side is pointed.
An emerald diamond is a rectangular-shaped diamond with small rounded edges, long tiered facets, and a large table.
An asscher diamond is a square-shaped diamond with step facets to a high crown and a small table.
A radiant diamond is a square- or rectangular-shaped diamond with minimal rounding of the edges.
A cushion diamond is a square-shaped diamond with rounded edges, like a pillow.
A heart-shaped diamond is an ultimate symbol of true love and romance.
The shape of the diamond will determine so much about diamond size and the ring setting. So, think about shape first.
And if you’re buying for your loved one, ask about their shape preference. You wouldn’t want to choose a larger fancy diamond if your loved one has dreamed of a petite classic round for as long as they can remember.
Understanding Ring Band Metals
Ring bands can be made from many metals, like…
Yellow gold is a pure gold alloyed with yellow metals like copper and zinc to produce a yellow color.
Like all gold, yellow gold is measured for purity in karats (not to be confused with carats). The higher the karat count, the purer the gold content and the softer the metal. 14k (just shy of 60% pure gold) and 18k (about 75% pure gold) are the most common counts for engagement and wedding bands. 14k bands are lighter and more durable, while 18k bands are weightier and more precious.
Historically, yellow gold is the most common color for engagement and wedding bands.
Yellow Gold Metal Tip:
The purest of the gold colors, yellow gold is the most hypoallergenic gold choice, so the safest gold choice for those with sensitive skin.
White gold is a pure gold alloyed with some white metals like nickel to produce a white/silver color.
These days, white gold is as popular as traditional yellow gold for engagement and wedding bands.
White gold is cheaper than platinum, another popular white/silver metal.
White Gold Metal Tip:
If you have a sensitivity to nickel, white gold might give you an allergic reaction.
Rose gold is a pure gold alloyed with copper to produce a rose color.
It’s not as common as white gold and yellow gold, so it’s usually cheaper than similar yellow and white gold options.
Rose Gold Metal Tip:
If you have a sensitivity to copper, rose gold might give you an allergic reaction.
Platinum is a naturally white/silver colored metal, which may also be combined with a small amount of other white/silver metals. Anything less than 95% platinum is considered a platinum alloy.
It’s a very dense metal that is stronger and more valuable than gold. The finest jewelry metal around, it rings in at a premium price point.
Platinum Metal Tip:
It’s the most hypoallergenic choice of the four metal types.
Can’t choose just one band metal? You can always mix and match your ring.
On Engagement Ring Settings
You’ve got a sense of the diamond shape and size plus the band metal you want. How will you bring the diamond and band together in a setting?
Engagement rings come in many settings, like…
A solitaire setting features a single central diamond secured to the band by prongs or a bezel. It’s the most common of all engagement ring styles, so perfect for someone who loves a classic look.
A halo setting features a single central diamond surrounded by a ring of smaller diamonds. This ring of smaller diamonds makes the central diamond appear bigger and give the ring lots of shine.
A pave setting features a band that is paved with tiny diamonds. The band is fully or partially paved. Either way, the path of tiny diamonds winds toward the central diamond(s). A pave setting is about as sparkly as an engagement ring gets.
A three-stone setting features a central diamond flanked by two smaller diamonds on either side. The smaller the side stones are the larger that central diamond will appear.
A gemstone setting features a gem other than a diamond, or a mix of diamonds and other gems. A common gemstone setting is a three stone setting with the central diamond flanked by two non-diamond gems. The color of these gems pop, and help the central diamond pop a bit more, too.
A split-shank setting is a band that splits apart as it reaches the central diamond. There’s visible space between the band and the featured diamond, which can make that diamond appear fuller. Often this setting is paired with a pave setting. The split band has even more surface area for the paving of tiny diamonds – and, so, even more sparkle.
A modern setting steps outside the most common engagement ring styles by mixing and matching them in original ways. It’s usually an angular look, too. So if you’re (or your loved one is) someone looking to stand out a bit, and who likes straight lines more than curves, see what you can find or design yourself.
A vintage setting is best for someone who wants to throw it back. Like a modern setting, they’re a good way to stand out from the crowd. That said, they’re usually daintier and softer looking than modern settings, especially where the band design is concerned.
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Congratulations to our Adiamor “Day of Love” Instagram Contest couple Breanna Lee Taylor and Michael Irvin. Breanna is Adiamor’s winner of a $300 credit. They have an upcoming summer wedding planned and such a sweet proposal story! For Breanna and Michael’s first date they went to dinner and a movie. After that they went to a park and Michael had a list of questions to ask Breanna since they had only known each other for a couple of weeks. They were basic things like what is your favorite color, bible verse, and family memory? The last question of the night was do you want to go on another date with me?
A year and a half later the two of them went to watch a movie in that same theater and Michael asked Breanna to go the same park as their first date. Once they got to the park he had a new list of questions to ask Breanna, like what are the values your parents have taught you that you want to teach our children? They walked toward a bridge tied with ribbons and then turned a corner where Michael and Breanna’s friends had set up a decorated swing with signs, right there he told her why he loved her and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Then he proceeded to tell her that he had one last question for her as then he pulled out a beautiful Adiamor oval cut split shank halo diamond engagement ring and got down on his knee, he asked if she would marry him? Of course Breanna said yes as all of their family and friends, who had just witnessed his proposal, came out and celebrated with them!
There are few moments in life more personal or memorable than receiving a marriage proposal from the one you love. From the chosen time and environment to the beautiful diamond ring that seals your promise, there are many elements to planning the perfect engagement. There is one very important way to make your proposal and engagement experiences unique to your one-of-a-kind love story, and that is to design your own engagement ring.
Adiamor.com’s Build Your Own Engagement Ring feature allows you to start with a certified diamond via our diamond search, or with one of our many elegant settings. If you’re sure of the diamond quality and shape that your partner might want for the center stone, begin with a custom search of our GIA certified loose diamonds. If there’s a setting style that the intended wearer has fallen in love with, it’s best to start there and then find a center stone that pairs well with the aesthetic, color, and size of the setting.
Starting With a Diamond
On the left side of the page for Adiamor.com’s ring-building application, you’re offered the option to start with a diamond, giving you access to our inventory of more than 150,000 GIA and AGS certified stones. Click the “Search Diamonds” to open our interactive diamond search and adjust the settings of each category to reveal a selection of diamonds chosen to your specifications.
Choosing a Shape
Couples with marriage on their minds have usually had at least passing conversations about engagement ring preferences, and even if that’s not the case, you most likely know your beloved’s esthetic preferences in general. For wearers with trendy or vintage tastes, fancy diamond shapes like the pear, cushion, and emerald cut look wonderful in retro settings like our diamond-accented halos. For the more traditionally minded, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic round or princess cut diamond. If you’re truly not sure which shape is right, you may want to go back and start with a setting first, which will help you narrow down the choices for diamond shapes.
Which Slider Should I Focus On First?
Most customers using the “Start With a Diamond” design option choose to adjust the price first, before concentrating on other features of the diamond, as most consumers have a clearly-defined budget they must follow. That’s why it is the first option to appear in the list of sliders, just below the options for diamond shapes. This is a good strategy narrow down the options because, with tens of thousands of diamonds to choose from, the task can be overwhelming. The budget that is often limiting in other ways can be a great asset in your search for the perfect diamond because it helps you clarify what to realistically expect immediately and helps keep you from being overwhelmed by so many choices. The price sliders can be adjusted on both the high and low ends, so if there’s also a minimum you’d like to spend or even a specific, meaningful number, you can refine your search that way as well.
I’ve Set My Budget; What’s Next?
The easiest way to proceed once you’ve set a monetary limit is to simply move the sliders to the ideal quality grade for each of the Four C’s and see what comes up, adjusting each one until the desired selection of diamonds appears. However, equally prioritizing each measure of a diamond’s quality can cause you to miss out on a great stone. So, what should you focus on?
Most jewelers agree that cut is the most critical of the Four C’s; a good precision cut with the right angles and facets can vastly improve the appearance of an imperfect stone, while a flawless diamond can be ruined by poor cut technique. The shape of the diamond determines how inclusions and other flaws are to the stone’s overall beauty as well; the precise facets of a round or cushion cut gem can be positioned to mask flaws and make the stone appear eye-clean but loses light if there are too many, while an emerald cut stone’s large, wide table means that you can budge a bit on color but flaws like pitting or inclusions will be very apparent.
After cut, it’s wise to consider stones that may be lacking in carat weight but make up for it in color and clarity or vice versa. This is particularly important if you find your budget more limiting than expected. Representatives of each camp will offer many opinions on why one is more important than the other, but in truth it simply comes down to personal preference; some want the largest, most eye catching center stone available and are willing to sacrifice a small amount of quality, while others want the best, most perfect diamond and are willing to downsize the carat weight in order to cover the cost.
Starting with an Engagement Ring Setting
The “Start With a Setting” button leads to the same tab that you will eventually click to if you’ve opted to choose your diamond first, so these recommendations apply in both cases. Picking a setting first is a smart choice if you know less about diamonds and more about the wearer’s personal style and tastes. This function lets you preview any setting in any available metal with the center stone of your choice, so you’ll know how each completed ring would look.
The simplest way to find the right setting is to determine if you need a piece that is more simple and traditional, or something very intricate or modern. An unadorned solitaire band in a high-quality metal or a dazzling diamond accented band incorporating different shapes and details paint very clear pictures of who the women wearing them are, but there’s a lot of crossover too. With styles like plain split shank bands and traditional yet trendy pave halo settings, Adiamor’s selection offers the best parts of both the old and the new. If the different names of the settings are new or confusing to you, just select the boxes next to each setting styles one at a time to get acquainted with each category.
Adiamor offers engagement ring settings in rose gold, 14k and 18k white or yellow gold and platinum. Most of the metal options can be applied to any setting in this section, but if there’s a metal that’s a must-have for your setting, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s selected in your search to avoid confusion or disappointment. Custom manufacturing is usually possible even if a particular metal option isn’t listed for the setting you want; contact us to learn more.)
Now you have all the information you need to create your own engagement ring and enjoy a wonderful proposal and engagement . . . not to mention a beautiful ring to wear for the rest of your life! If you’re having trouble choosing the right setting or stone, Adiamor’s team is here to guide you with expert knowledge and personalized advice. Contact us anytime for assistance in creating the engagement ring of your dreams.
Thin band engagement rings are among the most flattering styles available, and their versatility and delicate appearance have elevated them to contemporary classic status while simultaneously placing them among the top trends of the year ahead.
Almost any style of wedding band is comfortable to wear with a thin engagement ring, as the streamlined design of a thin band leaves plenty of room for different shapes and custom fit rings for your wedding day. Thin bands can also trick the eye and make fingers look longer and more elegant.
Despite their small surface area, thin bands can be beautifully finished and accented to suit every woman’s personal style. The different metals, gem stones, and fine details possible ensure that thin band engagement rings are never boring.
Plain Bands for Thin Band Engagement Rings
Variations on the classic diamond solitaire engagement ring are well-suited to the thin band trend. The simple yet dramatic contrast of a glossy, unadorned band crowned by a perfect sparkling diamond is even more striking when a slim, delicate setting is chosen. A band measuring between 1.5mm and 2.0mm in width is the ideal size for the thin band look and puts the spotlight where it belongs: on your gorgeous center stone.
In the selections below, the versatile qualities of a simple thin band are demonstrated in the markedly different looks created by setting each one with a different center stone. The traditional round and princess cut designs offer a classic look for this perennial favorite, while the oval cut diamond (shown here with and without a halo accent) offers something a little more offbeat for those craving a little modernity with thin band engagement rings.
From left: 1.7mm Dainty Solitaire Engagement Ring Setting in 14k White Gold, starting at $298 (R3046); 1.7mm Plain Band Oval Halo Engagement Setting in Platinum, starting at $1340 (R3015); 1.7mm Dainty Solitaire Engagement Setting in Platinum, starting at $790 (R3046); 2mm Classic Solitaire Setting in 18k White Gold, starting at $298 (R2938)
Diamond Accented Thin Band Engagement Rings
Diamond halo settings or settings for solitaire stones accented with small pave set diamonds are stunning in any form, and when created as a thin band engagement ring setting the effect is dazzling. Choose a white metal like platinum or white gold for a look in which the diamonds seem to float above your hand, or a warmer toned metal like yellow gold or our wonderful 18k rose gold for a beautiful contrast.
Here, we’ve chosen both angular and rounded center stones, with and without halos, to illustrate the varied effects of different materials and design features. Choose a metal based on skin tone, wardrobe, or simply the way you feel when you imagine wearing it during the many happy years you and your beloved will share.
From left: 1.5mm French Cut Basket Setting With Diamond Accents in Platinum, starting at $1750 (R2972) ; French Cut Halo Setting for Round Diamond in 18k Rose Gold, starting at $1390 (R2960); French Cut Square Halo Engagement Ring in 18k Yellow Gold, starting at $1390 (R2961); Classic Pave Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold, starting at $825 (R2934)
Settings for Fancy Diamond Shapes
We’ve already discussed the lengthening effect of thin engagement rings on fingers. For an even more pronounced effect, pair a thin band setting with an elongated diamond shape from our fancy shapes diamond selection. The one-two punch of a slim setting with a marquise, pear, oval, or emerald cut diamond is utterly dazzling, and creates the long, lean look of aristocratic hands. This design choice also has the added benefit of making your center stone look much larger that it would on a thicker band.
In addition to the lean look these styles give, pairing fancy diamond shapes with bright metals or sparkling diamond accents results in unique, stylish pieces that ladies with non-traditional tastes adore. The rings featured below are just a few of the combinations possible with our options for customizing center stones, metal type, and setting style. Browse our site or read our blog post about building your own engagement ring at Adiamor.com for even more choices!
From left: 2mm French Cut Basket Setting With Emerald Cut Diamond in 18k Rose Gold, starting at $1670 (R3043); Plain Band Oval Halo Engagement Setting in Platinum, starting at $1340 (R3015); Pear Shape Diamond Halo Engagement Setting in 14k Yellow Gold, starting at $1250 (R2963); French Cut Halo Setting for Marquise Cut Center Stone in 18k White Gold, starting at $1390 (R2962)
Thin Matching or Complementing Wedding Bands
One of the greatest benefits of wearing an engagement ring with a thin band is how easily these styles fit alongside wedding bands. A narrow setting can be comfortably worn with a wedding band in any width or style without the full wedding set becoming too bulky or heavy for daily wear. Choosing a thin band for both your engagement ring and your wedding ring allows you to maintain the stylish, attractive thin-band look.
From left: 1.5mm French Cut Pave Diamond Eternity Band in 14k White Gold, starting at $1190 (R2987); Curved Pave Set Thin Wedding Band in 18k White Gold, starting at $725 (R2912); Small Shared Prong Diamond Band in Platinum, starting at $1195 (R2908); Thin Band Solitaire Engagement and Wedding Band Set in Platinum, starting at $1950 (M1782)
The thin band trend can be counted among the rare styles that look wonderful on almost everyone. Wearers with short or thick fingers can achieve a more average appearance with a thin band, while the long, elegant lines of other hand and finger shapes are accentuated and amplified by a delicate ring setting.
For almost 70 years, Adiamor has been a trusted name in the fine jewelry industry, serving customers across the country and worldwide. We love helping couples find perfect engagement rings, wedding bands, and upscale fashion pieces for their proposals, wedding days, and daily lives. Visit the Adiamor.com blog regularly for more posts in the On Trend series.
Proposal Ideas for New Year’s Eve
If you like the idea of a holiday proposal, but didn’t feel that Thanksgiving, Hanukah, or Christmas were the right time to make such an important gesture, consider a glamorous midnight proposal as you ring in the new year. Unlike other winter holidays, New Year’s Eve is not religious in origin or considered overtly family-oriented, and as such it’s a much better time for many people who feel conflicted about an occasion personal to the couple mixing with these other celebrations. For these couples, a New Year’s Eve proposal is an excellent idea.
The anticipation, spectacle, and merriment of New Year’s festivities are simply an engagement party waiting to happen, as the countdowns, confetti, and champagne toasts provide the perfect backdrop for immediately celebrating this new step in your relationship. Tapping in to this wonderful celebration of new beginnings in order to celebrate the beginning of your lives together is sure to leave you with an engagement story worth telling and retelling.
Your sense of romance and creativity on this occasion will make it a night to remember, and in this post we’ve put together some sample New Year’s Eve proposal ideas to encourage and inspire you as you prepare for the big night.
A New Year’s Eve Proposal Out On the Town
New Year’s Eve parties are intensely celebratory and upbeat in nature as everyone focuses on wrapping up the last year and starting the new one on a positive note. Everyone dresses beautifully, the entertainment and refreshments are top-notch, and many cities have their own special way of marking the turn of the year. From the famed ball in Times Square to small town fireworks displays, dropping to one knee and making your proposal at the stroke of midnight with a stunning spectacle backing you up makes an unforgettable impression (not to mention a fantastic photo op).
Set the tone for the night by buying your sweetie a dress for the occasion, or treating her to professional hair and makeup services, and tip the DJ to play a few of “your” songs throughout the night. If the party host or venue owner where you and your beloved choose to celebrate is a good friend, you could even enlist their help in making a special announcement for you just before midnight, or including a blessing for you and your new fiancee in the champagne toast.
A Romantic Getaway
Some couples prefer to go on relaxing vacations together to celebrate New Year’s Eve, away from crowds and winter weather and surrounded by creature comforts like a roaring fireplace and room service. Superstition dictates that the way you observe the change of the year influences how you spend the year to come– with that in mind, you can’t go wrong by sharing an intimate moment with your special someone and becoming engaged at midnight in a private or semi-private setting. A romantic dinner in a nice restaurant or delivered to your suite, followed by your New Year’s Eve proposal on a moonlit terrace just as one year passes into another is the height of romance.
What qualifies as a good New Year’s Eve getaway is as unique as the love and memories the two of you share. You could return to the site of a previous trip you took together, or to her hometown for a nostalgic touch. If you both like the outdoors, you could rent a cabin in the mountains or spend the holiday camping in a warmer climate. If it’s in your budget, whisking her away to a romantic city like Paris or Copenhagen is almost guaranteed to make your proposal a solid yes.
The Year Ahead
The glamour of the night itself is enough to make any proposal shine, but the right words make a difference. To make your New Year’s Eve proposal even more surprising and exciting, tie it in with the expected conversations that take place this time of year. Strike up a discussion of the previous year’s high points or, if it was a difficult year, the ways you supported one another and overcame obstacles together, and ask your intended about the things she hopes to do or to have accomplished by this time next year. You can then launch into your proposal, explaining that you want to be celebrating your engagement or newlywed status and naming assorted things you want to share every year after.
Another subject that naturally comes up is the practice of making New Year’s resolutions. It’s likely that you won’t even have to wait long for someone else to bring it up, but you can always start the conversation yourself. When it’s your turn, you might say that you still have an unfulfilled resolution from the previous year that you need to take care of first: a resolution to ask for your sweetheart’s hand in marriage. Other ways of making a clever proposal through this tradition include nonchalantly listing “get married” among your new resolutions, or adding “marry me” to your beloved’s list.
From left: Split Shank Halo Setting for Pear Shaped Diamond in 14k White Gold, starting at $2290 (R3047); Custom Fit Basket Solitaire Thin Band Engagement Ring in 18k Rose Gold, starting at $465 (R2998); French Cut Cushion Halo Setting in 18k Yellow Gold, starting at $1390 (R2940)
As we close out 2014 and turn our attention to the beginning of a new year, we hope that you’ll continue to choose Adiamor for the perfect gifts, engagement rings, and wedding bands that make all of life’s important moments. For assistance in choosing the perfect ring for your New Year’s Eve proposal, selecting a loose diamond to pair with a setting, and ensuring that the ring you choose arrives on time, contact us by phone or e-mail.
Happy New Year from Adiamor!
Adiamor’s Best Engagement Rings of 2014
We understand that choices, while wonderful, can potentially also be overwhelming. To help you make this life-changing purchase, we’ve compiled a list of our picks for the best Adiamor engagement rings of 2014 as represented by our unique and varied selection. From cutting-edge trends to classic styles, these are Adiamor’s picks for the top 10 most gorgeous engagement rings.
Follow the link to any ring in this post to create it as pictured, or mix and match the elements that are right for you!
In terms of growing popularity, no other diamond shape can match the meteoric rise of the cushion cut. In just a few years, this shape transitioned from occasional retro styling to nearly outselling the classic round brilliant shape. Paired with a round diamond accented basket setting in platinum, the cushion cut center stone is both secure and stunning.
For an engagement ring that truly dazzles, no other style comes close to an elegant diamond accented halo setting showcasing a pristine cushion cut center diamond. Strong, shimmering white 14k gold provides the perfect backdrop for the bright white stones. Featuring nearly half a carat of round accent diamonds set in the band, halo, and underside of the setting, this design is quickly transitioning from vintage inspiration to contemporary classic.
The perennially popular solitaire engagement ring gets a fresh new look when reimagined in 18 karat rose gold and featuring a fancy cut oval center stone. Adiamor offers this design in multiple metal and center stone combinations, but we love this version’s balance of the diamond’s cool gleam with rose gold’s signature warmth.
Diamond accented engagement rings have an opulence all their own, and the combination of vintage elements such as the halo-ringed center stone and split shank platinum band in this design result in true luxury. The choice of a fancy cut oval center diamond sets this style apart from more common designs featuring a round center diamond.
Above, we offer yet another take on the Art Deco-inspired halo engagement ring set with an elegant cushion cut center stone. This design features approximately 100 round accent diamonds lining the exquisite halo and split shank setting.
Elegant 18 karat rose gold is among the fastest emerging modern jewelry trends. Expect to see more of this lovely, distinctive metal option in 2015 and beyond, and stay ahead of the curve by pairing it with an oval fancy cut center diamond in a French cut halo setting. Accent diamonds on each side of the delicate band complete this eye-catching look.
Few comparably simple designs have the stylish staying power of the classic diamond solitaire, and no list would be complete without this most traditional of engagement rings. A perfect round brilliant diamond crowns the slender 1.7mm band of this mainstay style, available in four prong or six prong settings.
Thanks to the rarely utilized trillion cut accent diamonds flanking a breathtaking cushion cut center stone, this design possesses both a vintage sensibility and a modern flair. Three stone rings are becoming more and more popular as engagement and anniversary rings by virtue of the past-present-future symbolism often attached to the style.
Subtle glamor abounds in this diamond accented basket setting, shown here in 18 karat rose gold with a round center stone. In addition to the more immediately obvious round diamonds accenting the band, delicately set stones also adorn the edges of the fine basket setting, rendering this design absolutely breathtaking at any angle.
Clean lines and disregard for convention are the hallmarks of this stand-out style sported by none other than Beyonce; the unpredictable star managed to keep her 2008 wedding and 2014 album under wraps even while turning heads with her spectacular 18 carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring.
Because Adiamor’s engagement rings are made to order for each individual wearer, your possibilities for custom fitting and styling are almost endless. Before the process of choosing the right center diamond in one of our fancy cut or traditional diamond shapes begins, the extensive customization options for each style in multiple precious metals and setting styles makes it easy to create a unique piece that the wearer will fall in love with. For assistance in creating the ring of her dreams, contact us today!