Engagement Ring Types
Natalie Diamonds offers you a variety of exciting engagement ring styles ranging from classic solitaires to more modern styles. Whatever the ring type, modest, traditional or something with more pizzazz, Natalie Diamonds has just the ring type for you.
Solitaire Engagement Rings
Typically having a plain mounting, a solitaire ring setting features a single stone, with either four or six prongs holding the diamond in place. Solitaire diamonds still remain one of the most popular, as their timelessness, elegance and simplicity are still appealing.
Solitaire engagement rings appear in a variety of sizes and styles. Those with narrower bands have the effect of making smaller diamonds appear larger, and they also compliment smaller fingers. Thicker bands allow more options to the way the diamond is set.
Many solitaire diamond rings use ring guards, also known as ring wraps, which frame the center diamond, giving it the appearance of being more prominent.
Pave Engagement Rings
Pave rings contain very small diamonds along the band to give an appearance of a solid diamond surface. As pave-set diamonds use only tiny prongs or beads to hold them in place, very little of the metal band shows and the diamonds seem to be free-standing.Pave settings are either full pave, whereby they go around the whole band, or half pave-covering around half the ring surface.
Micro pave rings are more delicate and intricate than regular pave, and as the individual stones are so small, they give the appearance of blending together and creating an extraordinary sparkle. Round brilliant or princess cut diamonds are the types usually used as center stones in pave engagement rings.
Typically, center stones are prong-set, basket-set or bezel-set.
Channel Set Engagement Rings
Channel set rings have side diamonds that are encased into the channel groove of the ring. The diamonds are secured by a thin metal strip, so no prongs are used. Diamonds are flush with the band and therefore channel set rings are sturdier than others and are less likely to catch on clothing.
Available in gold and platinum, channel settings come in a variety of diamond cuts and shapes.
Princess cut stones are a popular choice when deciding which one to pick for your channel ring, since its square edges ensure that there are no gaps between the stones.
Sidestone Engagement Rings
Sidestone engagement rings consist usually of a center diamond surrounded by two or more smaller-sized side diamonds, and they of course complement the center diamond. As the sidestones contribute brilliance and size to the center diamond, the engagement ring appears much more impressive and radiant.
If you are considering a sidestone ring the center diamond choice is usually a round or princess cut diamond, but most diamond shapes can be used.
Three Stone Engagement Rings
Three stone engagement rings have a center diamond with a side diamond on each side of the center one, they bring out and have the effect of emphasizing the size and brilliance of the center one.
By setting the center stone higher, this complements the side stones while adding depth to the ring. The most popular choices for the center stones are princess or round cuts. Most of the center stones are prong, basket, or bezel -set, as these settings correctly allow the center diamond to be distinguished from the setting.
Halo Engagement Rings
Halo engagement ring settings have a center gemstone which is surrounded by smaller, micro pave diamonds. These smaller diamonds allow for the prominence of the size and volume of the center stone, which greatly adds to the ring’s overall fire look. Traditional halos offer a more modern option to the classic solitaire ring,whereas the vintage-styled halos accentuate the micro pave and milgrain detailing that is on the band. Halos come in varied shapes and sizes as a center stone.
For example, they can be round stones, asscher-cut diamonds, oval and pear-shaped diamonds. Halo rings can often have colored gemstones, for example- red rubies or blue sapphires.
Vintage Engagement Rings
Vintage, antique-style engagement rings can offer the lovely beauty and fine craftsmanship offered by a vintage ring combined with the stronger and lasting design methods of today’s modern rings. Their designs oftentimes receive inspiration from the previous time periods yet contain diamonds that have modern cuts- which maximizes their sparkle, brilliance and light reflective properties. Natalie Diamonds offers you an assortment of vintage, antique-style engagement rings in white and yellow gold and in platinum. Vintage ring center stones use most diamond cuts, and the centers are usually prong, basket, or bezel-sets.
Wedding sets carried by Natalie Diamonds include a matching engagement ring and wedding ring/band that very often complement each other and are visually similar. As is usual, the band is given at the ceremony, and the engagement ring is presented when proposing. For those purchasing these rings separately, it can sometimes be harder to precisely match the wedding band to the engagement ring-particularly when the ring’s design is out-of-the-ordinary or greatly intricate.
So, bridal sets ensure that there will be a perfect structural and stylistic match. Wedding sets also often offer the advantage of being able to be coordinated to the groom’s wedding ring.