Engagement Ring Setting Guide

Introduction to Engagement Ring Settings

Selecting an engagement ring is one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make on your path to getting married. This beautiful ring will be cherished for a lifetime. There are solitaire rings that speak to simplicity and tradition as well as halo rings that add dramatic detailing and enhanced dazzle. Knowing your options for all the different styles of engagement rings will help you choose the perfect ring to have her answer, “Yes!” to your proposal.


Solitaire Rings

The brilliance of a single large center stone is always stunning when contrasted dramatically against an unadorned metal band. The look is elegant and sophisticated, and the style is truly timeless. This setting allows you to choose from any cut of stone as they all work exceptionally well in a solitaire ring. Today’s top designers are taking creative leaps with this traditional style by adding hidden diamond accents and gemstone detailing with intricate metalwork to add depth to the classic design.


Side Stone Rings

Side stone rings offer beauty and sparkle with a row of delicate diamonds set into the band on either side of the center stone. The prong setting delicately cradles each stone and allows them to shimmer independently in a safe and secure setting. Pavé-set stones create a dramatic effect. The small side stones are placed close together creating the illusion of a pathway paved with diamonds. A channel setting places each stone tightly between two strips of metal, offering a striking contrast of glistening metal and sparkling diamonds.


Three Stone Rings

The romantic design of three stone rings is symbolic and meaningful. In this sentimental design, each stone signifies a portion of the bride and groom’s life with a stone representing the past, present, and future of their love journey together. Traditionally, the center stone in a three stone design is larger, representing the union of two souls into one life. Although, the style looks equally stunning with three stones of the same size. This setting is ideal for incorporating vivid gemstones and different diamond cuts.


Halo Rings

Halo rings add a vintage appeal to any engagement ring. A row of tiny diamonds encircles the center stone, highlighting the stone’s appearance. The collar of diamonds makes the stone look larger and enhances its brilliance. The hidden halo is a modern take on this classic design and involves placing the halo of diamonds underneath the center stone. The result is a dazzling light show that adds an incredible radiance that reflects from inside the center stone with the halo only visible from the side.


Buying Engagement Rings at Frank Adams Jewelers

Frank Adams Jewelers has been the premier jeweler in Albany since 1922. Our fourth-generation family-owned business brings integrity and luxury to the communities and clients that we happily serve. Our staff of experts can help guide you to the engagement ring that will have your partner smiling forever. Contact us or visit our showroom to begin your search for the right engagement ring with the assistant of our professional associates.

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