Are you ready to tie the knot with your partner? Wondering what the most popular styles of engagement rings are before you start ring shopping? We know how daunting it can feel when you’re faced with a multitude of styles to choose from and want to ensure you pick the right one for your special someone. We’ve gathered the top ring styles that have been recently purchased to help you narrow down your decision. Here they are:
The Dazzling Solitaire Ring
Designed with a single and prominent focal diamond, the Solitaire ring has been one of the tried and true staples for classic and modern engagement rings. It’s a timeless and elegant piece that’s glamorous, stunning and the perfect symbol to showcase your love.
Similar to the Solitaire style, the Halo ring is characterized by a focal diamond – pear-shaped or classic round. But for an extra touch of glam, it’s also encompassed by a ‘halo’ of small diamonds or stones. It’s a gorgeous showstopper and guaranteed to make for a bold statement ring if that’s what you’re going for.
As the name suggests, cluster style engagement rings are uniquely designed by combining small stones into a clustered mound of diamonds. You can also swap in certain gemstones with diamonds for a truly custom and personalized look. The clustered design has been a classic vintage style admired for decades and is still among the top favourites, so you can’t go wrong.
Three Stone Engagement Rings
Since the Dutchess of Sussex donned her regal three stone ring, it has quickly become one of the most sought-after styles among brides-to-be. This design showcases a larger elevated diamond front and center, accompanied by two smaller matching pear side stones in a raised knife-edge on either side. Together, they create an alluring and impressive piece to flaunt. This design is ideal for traditional wedding bands and eternity bands since they can sit perfectly flush alongside it.
Perfect for an active lifestyle, the bezel setting design contains the centerpiece – whether it’s a diamond or other stone – in a thin metal rim. These can be customized to fully encompass the stone or partially. The rim keeps the stone secured and in place so there’s no need to worry about it snapping or falling loose. It’s also easier to clean since there are no prongs involved. This style is ideal for those who prefer something chic and modern that won’t get caught on clothing or feel too clunky.
Tension Style Setting
For a truly distinctive and modern look, the tension style delivers! A sleek metal band places tension on either side of the diamond to hold it securely in place. This gives the illusion of it being suspended by either side. If you’re worried about the diamond falling loose, don’t be. These are made using precision cut grooves along the shank that places pressure on the side, holding it perfectly in place. Tension styles are ideal if you’re looking for something unique and a little less expensive. These also require less maintenance than most styles.
The channel style is likely one you’ve seen many times before. It’s a great choice for those who want their ring finger to truly sparkle. It’s made with smaller stones that are set into the band of the ring with a feature diamond on top. This can also be made with gemstones. Since there are no prongs, it’s also easy to clean and unlikely to snag on fabrics.
The Bar ring setting offers a simple and elegant look with stones set all along the metal band. If a focal diamond isn’t the type of look your bride-to-be typically enjoys, this can be a great alternative since the diamonds are held in place by the metal while being exposed on two sides. You also have the option to add in a focal stone or leave as is for a beautiful wedding band.
Not all brides-to-be love the glitz and glam of diamonds. If this is the case with you, consider the popular flush ring design that’s perfectly contemporary and minimalistic. This ‘gypsy’ setting places a single diamond within the band to make it sit flush. Another great option for those who are more active or work with their hands on a regular basis. It’s functional, beautiful, polished and perfect for men or women.
At Joy creations, we offer a wide selection of custom wedding rings, engagement rings and more. We also perform repairs and redesign services for whatever you need. Swing by our location in Ottawa or browse online today!