Anatomy of an Engagement Ring

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Illustration of 0 brilliant diamond
Accented engagement rings are crafted with smaller diamonds which are arranged strategically across the band to bring an extra shine to your beautiful ring.

Stones used for accents are usually much smaller diamonds (less than 0.25 carats) and have much less sophisticated cut. They are usually placed at the center of the band, on the band shoulders, or on the shank.

Accented engagement rings are a wonderful choice for those who want to keep the overall cost of the ring down while adding that extra sparkle.
Illustration of 1 brilliant diamond
The bezel set, in contrast to prong set, frames a diamond with a continuous collar of thin metal. It forms a rim around the stone and covers it completely.

This way of setting is much more secure than prong set and minimizes the chances of a diamond becoming loose. One of the other benefits of bezel is its ability to make diamonds appear bigger than they are.
Illustration of 2 brilliant diamond
Halo setting is a type of setting where the main center stone is surrounded by a circle of accent stones. Halo settings can be the same shape as the main center stone or can be different.

Halo setting makes the ring appear larger and complements the main center stone with an extra shine and elegance. Sometimes halo rings have multiple rounds of accents stones producing double and triple halo settings.
Illustration of Normal Shank ring type

Normal Shank

The band of the ring is formally known as the shank and exists in many different profiles. Normal shank is a traditional classic circular profile.
Illustration of D-Shank ring type

D-Shank

D-shank profile makes the ring look more square as the rings are curved on the outside but flat on the inside creating a D shape.
Illustration of Raised Shank ring type

Raised Shank

Raised shank, also known as cathedral, uses arches of the metal to hold and raise the height of the diamond setting.
The band of the ring is formally known as the shank and exists in many different profiles. Normal shank is a traditional classic circular profile.
D-shank profile makes the ring look more square as the rings are curved on the outside but flat on the inside creating a D shape.
Raised shank, also known as cathedral, uses arches of the metal to hold and raise the height of the diamond setting.

Setting Styles

Classic style ring Illustration of Classic style ring

Classic

Timeless ring styles that maintain iconic beauty throughout generations.
Solitaire style ring Illustration of Solitaire style ring

Solitaire

Simple statements of elegance. This style showcases a single stone in all its brilliance, perfect for those who want all the attention on their diamond.
Halo style ring Illustration of Halo style ring

Halo

A modern take on a classic style. Halos of diamonds draw the eye into the center stone, and make any setting appear larger. A brilliant setting for smaller stones, and those who want a little extra shine.
Two Stone style ring Illustration of Two Stone style ring

Two Stone

The two-stone ring style is both playful and romantic. Allowing for not just one, but two stones to join together and represent your love.
Accented style ring Illustration of Accented style ring

Accented

Accented or Pavé engagement ring styles feature accent diamonds set closely together on the setting, maximizing the light and brilliance of your center stone.
Three stone style ring Illustration of Three stone style ring

Three stone

Representing past, present and future. 3 stone rings are the perfect way to both commemorate the past and represent your future together.
Bezel Set style ring Illustration of Bezel Set style ring

Bezel Set

Bezel set styles are sleek and seamless, featuring one or several center stones set within a smooth circle of metal showcasing the stone’s beauty.
Modern style ring Illustration of Modern style ring

Modern

Always fashion forward and unique. This style of ring can vary from a modified reproduction of a beloved design or take on a completely new and exciting look.
Vintage style ring Illustration of Vintage style ring

Vintage

Recalling the romance and artistry of past eras, vintage and vintage inspired rings feature charming details and designs to delight for generations to come.
Side Stones style ring Illustration of Side Stones style ring

Side Stones

Flattering on any hand, this striking symmetrical style features a center gemstone accented by additional mirrored stones on either side of the setting.