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A Man’s Guide To Engagement Ring Styles: Part 1

Shopping for engagement rings can be really difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. For many men, this is the case when starting out. In order to help future husbands understand different ring styles, we’ve put together a man’s guide to engagement ring styles. In the first of a two part series, we’ll take a look at four popular engagement ring settings. Keep in mind, though, that some styles can be combined together. In addition to the eight general categories, Adiamor also offers the option to create something totally unique by designing your own engagement ring. Hopefully, this man’s guide to engagement ring styles will help men purchase an engagement ring that will perfectly suit their bride to be.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

When it comes to classic, nothing beats a solitaire engagement ring. The traditional design of a solitaire ring puts focus on the central diamond. Solitaire engagement rings are the perfect choice for every diamond shape. However, the solitaire does not have to be a plain Jane ring. Today’s solitaire ring designs incorporate additional detailing and unique takes on the classic look.

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Halo Engagement Rings

When shopping for a bride who shines brighter than the crowd, a halo engagement ring might be the perfect fit. Halo rings surround the center diamond with additional smaller diamonds. The result is a stunning amount of sparkle, and the center diamond looks even bigger. Halo rings continue to grow in popularity because they provide additional value by adding to the total carat weight of diamonds. Additionally, halo rings are a popular choice for combining other ring styles, such as adding a pave band.

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Pave Engagement Rings

While halo rings add additional diamonds around the center gemstone, pave engagement rings bring an extra layer of sparkle to the band itself. Named for the French word for “paved,” small diamonds are set into the ring band so that each ring appears to be paved in diamonds. Pave engagement rings are incredibly popular because they brighten up classic looking bands without being overindulgent. Pave diamond rings are incredibly versatile, and for this reason, many customers like to combine pave bands with other engagement ring styles.

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Three Stone Engagement Rings

While the halo diamond ring utilizes smaller diamonds in a circle around the center stone, the three stone engagement ring adds larger diamonds to either side of the diamond in the middle. This allows for a wide variety of looks as vintage inspired engagement rings will use the larger diamonds to create a sparkling cluster; however, modern spins on the three stone ring use channel set diamonds. Either way, the three stone engagement ring is extremely versatile and can be used to compliment almost any bride’s sense of style.

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Check back later this week for part 2 of a man’s guide to engagement ring styles!

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Popular Three Stone Engagement Ring Settings

Three stone engagement rings include a central diamond setting wrapped in additional diamonds or gemstones. Currently, three stone rings are one of the hottest styles available. Check out three stone engagement ring settings from Adiamor in rose gold, yellow gold, and white gold today.

Three Stone Rose Gold Engagement Ring Settings

rose gold three stone ring

Rose gold has been a popular metal with jewelers dating back hundreds of years, but the rose gold color itself has seen a continued rise in contemporary times. Like white gold, rose gold is an alloy. However, these rings utilize a blend of copper to produce a pinkish hue. Although many people associate rose gold rings with vintage designs, three stone settings look fantastic in rose gold. The ring on the right features two channel-set baguettes totaling 0.35total carat weight. This elegant, modern design displays the versatility of three stone rose gold rings.

Three Stone White Gold Engagement Ring Settings

white gold three stone ringWhite gold is an excellent choice for future brides searching for sophistication and elegance that is slightly understated. Like rose gold, white gold is also an alloy. However, instead of copper, nickel, silver, and palladium create the alloy. White gold engagement rings are rhodium plated which gives white gold its shiny luster.  However, as time passes, the white gold shine will wear slightly. This results in the natural yellowish hues to show through. By having your white gold engagement ring serviced every six to twelve months, you can preserve the shiny white gold exterior. On the right is an elegant three-stone trellis setting which can accommodate a round center stone between 0.50ct and 1.30ct.

Three Stone Yellow Gold Engagement Ring Settings

yellow gold three stone ringFor the traditionalist, there’s not quite like yellow gold. Jewelers have been using this precious metal for centuries to create masterful pieces, including engagement rings. Yellow gold continues to be a popular choice for rings because it does not corrode, rust, or tarnish. Three stone ring settings in yellow gold, though, do not have to be boring or traditional. The pave set ring on the right features 12 round diamonds totaling 0.80ct.tw. and is one of the most elegant yellow gold rings available. Even with the pave setting, this three stone yellow gold engagement ring is still a fashion icon.

Three stone engagement ring settings are the perfect choice for the bride who loves diamonds. Shop the Adiamor collection of three stone engagement rings today!