Engagement Ring Settings
Here at GMG Jewellers, we showcase a variety of engagement ring collections to ensure you’ll find something to dazzle you! But of course, not all engagement rings are made equal. Designers utilize different settings to express their styles, the chosen stones, and the aesthetic of the engagement ring on the docket. To that end, it’s important for individuals searching for engagement rings to understand what the common terms in setting design mean and how they affect the final piece. Fortunately, our experience with engagement rings means that we’re more than capable to help you discover the right engagement ring!
You may be able to understand the word “solitaire” from the name alone. Solitaire rings only feature a solitary stone at the heart of the piece, the entire setting of the ring, it’s designs and patterns built around accentuating that one jewel. While solitaire engagement rings are unfairly tarred with the “boring” brush, that’s very untrue: Diamond solitaires can be made with phenomenal filigrees and remarkable setting designs that are made to purely accentuate the centre stone. It’s an ideal choice if you’re got a big, glitzy diamond that you want to celebrate with all your heart.
Halos are generally thought of as the aesthetic opposite of solitaire rings. Where solitaires are made to celebrate one stone, halo engagement rings are designed with many stones “orbiting” the centre diamond. The halo ring can have a gorgeous centre stone, but the real draw is the pop of so many smaller diamonds and gems accentuating its size, colour, and shape. If you’re partial to a little flair, a halo with sapphires or coloured diamonds is a style choice that goes back to the Art Nouveau period.
Side stone rings are built around the idea that a centre diamond is at its most elegant when it has partners along the entire shank of the ring. A very general idea, the side stone engagement ring is a style that has phenomenal versatility. When you come to GMG Jewellers, you can see for yourself that side stone rings span the breadth of design from glittering pave-set diamonds to the modern excellence of channel-set diamonds. Plus, since the side stones aren’t defined by the name, you can pick rings whose side stones range from baguettes to trilliants!
A rather exotic pair of choices when it comes to engagement ring settings, these two styles fall under the same umbrella of creating a beautiful optical illusion with diamonds. In both cases, the “centre stone” appears far larger than it really is. With the standard illusion style, clever geometric use of metal and stone position creates the appearance of size; with a mosaic ring, multiple interlocking diamonds come together to create a large “single” stone. Baguettes, for example, can be linked to create an emerald-cut diamond.
When you’re interested in purchasing a new engagement ring and you’d like to learn more about different engagement ring settings, don’t hesitate to give GMG Jewellers a call! You can reach our Saskatoon, Saskatchewan showroom today at (306) 665-8463!