You probably have decided how you want your dream wedding to be like since you were in grade six. So now, when you are happily in love with your partner and know that the question is going to be popped soon, you want everything to go right. You want to give him hints about the type of wedding ring you’ve dreamt of and look for options online. Although, you only realise that you can’t choose. You can’t decide which type of ring you actually want!
We are here to help you out, don’t sweat over it! Here’s an easy guide about the different types of engagement rings available to help you choose your perfect fit. An engagement ring setting is the different manners in which the stones on your ring are set. The setting of your ring can decide whether the appearance of your stones are maximized or minimized. It affects the overall look, feel and attractiveness of your ring and also determines its worth! Here are a few engagement ring settings that are popular and might help you make a good choice for yourself.
A bar setting separates the stones on your ring with vertical and thin metal bars. It helps to accentuate the look of each stone on the ring. Every stone stands out and the fact that they don’t look clutched together makes it look neat and chic.
A bezel setting secures the stone from all sides and is the safest of all ring settings. It completely encloses the stone and keeps it tight yet doesn’t steal away the stone’s thunder. A half bezel setting secures the stone from two sides only. It encloses the stone only from two sides of the ring which makes it look even more attractive because the stone gets the other two open sides to flaunt itself.
In a channel setting, the stones are placed next to each other without anything separating them like in the bar setting. The stones are close to each other and form a band of their own. This setting adds an additional sparkle to the ring!
A cluster setting stands true to its name. It’s a group of stones put together, close to each other, with one huge center stone. The idea behind having stones placed in a cluster together is to highlight the center stone and let it shine.
In a flush setting, the stones are leveled with the band and hence have the maximum endurance. They are rooted into the band of the ring and look quite modern. They also give a very simple yet elegant vibe.
In a pave setting, tinier stones are used to cover the entire ring. The center stone stands on top like a queen that shines so bright because of her shiny and sparkly kingdom. This setting requires a lot of workmanship and is very intricately designed!
In a prong setting, the stone is held by four or six vertical metal elements that help keep the stone in place. It is the most commonly used and the most known ring setting. It puts emphasis on the stone and let’s it take center stage completely. Rings in this setting require more attention and care. They are exposed to a lot of risk because the stone has high chances of loosening up and breaking off!
In a tension setting, the stone is held in the centre by the sides on the metal band with no coverage below. It appears almost as if the stone is floating. You can see the stone beautifully in this ring setting as it shows itself off completely. It’s also very delicate in nature and is not the easiest to resize.
A trellis setting can be masked as a prong setting but it isn’t. With careful observation, a trellis setting works its magic on the sides. It is similar to the prong setting as the structure that holds the ring appears to be the same. But the prongs in a trellis setting are interwoven and intertwined with each other. Their overlapping nature makes for a gorgeous and classy design and embellishes the stone perfectly!
With the number of types of rings there are, we understand the difficulty in locking down on one. Too many options always tend to confuse us humans! But we hope this easy guide helps you pick your favorite ring style that matches with your aesthetic. Now you can get going and drop those hints to your partner!