When it comes to choosing a ring setting, there are many to select from — each of which offers something unique and beautifully showcases the gemstone.
Before picking out a ring, take a moment to learn about the various ring settings available to you.
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Each ring setting has a story to tell — and style information to help you decide if it’s the right setting for you.
This guide will help you find that perfect style fit for any special occasion.
Solitaire settings are great if you have a stunning singular stone that has been passed down through generations as an heirloom.
Many choose this setting because of the classic display for such an important item. This setting generally allows for the maximum amount of sparkle by allowing light to pass in through the bottom of the ring, giving the gemstone that extra shine
Style Information · Enhances the overall beauty of the ring’s head · Balances the ring size without having to use a wide metal band · Creates the illusion that the center gemstone is larger in size
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The side-stone is like a three-stone ring setting but with subtle differences.
A side stone setting is made up of a main stone at the center and two or more gemstones on either side — usually of a different cut, like a baguette.
The design offers an elegant transition from stone to the band while framing the main stone in a lovely way at the center of attention.
Style Information · Interesting transition between stones and band · Allows for the use of baguette and square-cut side stones · Creates a stunning frame for the center stone
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Three-stone settings have grown in popularity recently and contain a gemstone on either side of the main gemstone.
Each stone represents friendship, love, and fidelity, or past, present, and future.
A differentiating factor from the side-stone setting is that the three-stone setting tends to be made up of three similarly cut and sized stones. These are very popular for engagement or anniversary rings.
Style Information · Allows for a bouquet of stones of different colors · Values equal size stones with a flat hierarchy between them · Can synergize a small-medium sized stone
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Halo settings are extremely eye-catching with a fashionable collection of gemstones surrounding the center stone.
The surrounding stones tend to be between .05 and .25 carats and are a more affordable way to accomplish that eye-catching couture look that is desired by many.
This is a contemporary twist to a solitaire ring setting.
Style Information · Can cover any imperfections in the center stone · Creates the illusion that the center gemstone is larger · Lots of sparkle with multiple stones involved in the ring setting
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Pave settings are on the rise in popularity, and it is easy to see why. The ring setting contains inlaid .05 to .2 carat gemstones either partially or entirely along the band of the ring.
The precious stones along the band create an effortless sparkle.
Pairing the metal type of the band with a magnificent collection of stones completes the ring and allows it to shine from all angles.
Style Information · Utilizes smaller, less expensive stones in a great way · Adds interest to the band of the ring · Can help mask imperfections in the center stone
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Antique settings are a tribute to the past when wedding and engagement bands were ‘antiqued’ with small grooves on the side or around the stone.
Traditionally, these bands are more utilitarian and allow the gemstone to be the centerpiece and stand out.
This classic engagement ring setting remains very popular today because of this vintage style.
Style Information · Adds interest to the band of the ring · A great addition to any dressed-up outfit · Vintage and classy feel
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Single row engagement ring settings seem similar at first glance, but a keen eye will notice the band includes precious stones of various shapes and sizes.
The gemstones are held in place by a groove in the band. This allows the stones to peak through the band and transforms the feel of the ring.
This design keeps the center stone at attention but gives the band that extra sparkle to put on display.
Style Information · Adds interest to the band of the ring · Creates an amazing frame for your center stone · Classic look
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Multi-row, also known as split-shank setting, is an innovative and unique band that encapsulates the center gemstone with a split band design.
This multi-row design gives the ring setting a stunning look with multiple smaller stones leading to the center diamond.
The setting can be designed with a lower profile than other traditional settings, which can be a huge benefit if you find having a raised stone on a band distracting.
Style Information · Allows for a lot of light to penetrate the center gemstone · Adds interest beyond just the stone · Creates the illusion that the center gemstone is larger in size
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Bypass settings are two bands that overlap forming one continuous line that wraps around the finger before meeting at the center gemstone.
This creates an asymmetrical effect and puts the stone on display for all to see — giving it a more artistic look and a classic style.
The meaning behind a bypass is seen as two different families coming together to form a new bond at the center.
Style Information · A more artistic look · Eye-catching and head-turning · Can utilize smaller or imperfect stones