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When you are ready to pop the question, it’s time to choose the perfect engagement ring that will sweep your sweetheart off her feet. This is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. Engagement rings were built to last, crafted from durable materials. Although the center diamond is an iconic part of the engagement ring, the setting will determine the overall aesthetic. Designers have created settings to flatter every type of woman, from the dainty and modest to the free-spirited and bold. Discover the perfect engagement ring setting using this guide from Frank Adams Jewelers.


One of the most classic engagement ring settings is the solitaire. Typically, when we picture an engagement ring, this is it. Solitaire rings are characterized by a sleek, unadorned shank. This allows the precious metal it is crafted from to shine. Whatever center diamond you choose, it is sure to be the star of the show. These settings also tend to be less expensive so that you can allocate more of your budget toward a bigger or higher-quality diamond. With a timeless style, any bride-to-be will fall in love with a solitaire engagement ring.


Side stone engagement rings have soared in popularity in recent years, and how could they not? Modern brides everywhere swoon over this setting because of the distinct sparkle. An array of petite diamonds arranged along the shank is sure to drop jaws wherever you go. These diamonds can be set using any contemporary method, but the most popular and most practical are pave and channel. Both of these settings allow for the accenting diamonds to have a cascading effect down the shank. Designers have also leveled up the traditional side stone setting by adding gemstones and eye-catching shank designs.


An artful mixture of vintage style and symbolism, three stone engagement rings are a lovely physical reminder of your everlasting love. As the name suggests, these settings feature three center stones instead of one. Traditionally, the trio of gems represents the past, present, and future of your loving relationship with your partner, and when paired with the circular shape of the ring that represents a never-ending love, three stone settings are remarkably impactful. Many popular designs feature a large center diamond flanked with two smaller center stones, and some even opt for styles that feature colorful gemstones.


Brides have long been raving over designer halo engagement rings. These settings are delightfully radiant, with a crown of diamonds framing a center diamond. The halo was specifically crafted to make the center stone appear larger, as the halo of diamonds takes up more surface area. Designers cleverly use this brilliant halo to create different visual effects, from a spotlight effect to a blooming effect. Hidden halos are also a part of this selection, allowing diamonds to reflect light onto the often overlooked aspects of the ring. Halo settings are the perfect choice for the trend-setting bride.


For over a century, Frank Adams Jewelers has worked tirelessly to become one of New York’s top destinations for luxury. We are proud to become part of your special moments as you get down on one knee with one of the engagement rings and loose diamonds available at our Albany showroom. And, after she says yes, prepare to say your vows with our designer wedding bands for women and men. From there, we invite you to have your bridal jewelry cleaned at our state-of-the-art facility to maintain their pristine condition. Call 518-435-0075 or browse our inventory online at your convenience.