Modern Engagement Ring Styles

Three-stone ring on woman

Guide to Modern Engagement Ring Styles

Your engagement ring, a piece you’ll likely be wearing for many years to come, should suit your unique personality and aesthetic preferences. Those who tend towards cutting-edge, avant-garde designs will undoubtedly appreciate our selection of modern engagement rings in fresh and contemporary styles. We’ve put together a guide to some styles that are taking the bridal jewelry world by storm.

Hidden Halos Engagement Rings

Halo settings have long been beloved for bringing sparkle and visual interest to a ring and making the center stone appear more prominent. Hidden halos are a unique take on this form that places the extra circle of stones below the center stone rather than on its perimeter. They capitalize on the oft-underutilized plane of the ring’s profile.

Oval cut halo ring in rose

Oval Cut Halo Rings

Romantic and regal, oval cut halo rings are phenomenally sparkling and truly timeless. Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring is an iconic example of this setting. The oval cut is incredibly brilliant, and its elongated form makes the wearer's finger appear longer and more slender. When a halo is added, the brilliance is increased tenfold, resulting in a truly spectacular ring.

Split Shank Rings

A unique use of negative space is made by designers when they craft split shank rings. In this setting, the ring’s “shank” or band features cuts or splits in the metal surrounding the center stone that creates movement and draws the eye along the band toward the focal point. This type of setting also portrays a feeling of airiness and lightness.

Bezel Engagement Rings

Bezel settings are bold, futuristic, and unique. They feature much more metal holding the stone in place than a prong setting. Bezel rings are characterized by gemstones held in place by a metal band surrounding the stone on all sides. It provides excellent protection for the gem and a clean, chic look.

Engagement ring on woman with hand on back

Intertwining Engagement Rings

Similar to split shanks rings, intertwining rings feature split bands that cross over and under one another, creating visual interest and dynamism. These bands can exhibit negative space between these bands or close the gap with a tighter coil. Side stones set along these organically shaped bands emphasize the movement created by the lines even more.

Engagement rings at Frank Adams Jewelers

Shop Modern Engagement Ring Styles at Frank Adams Jewelers

Allow Frank Adams Jewelers to be your destination for luxury, designer engagement rings, and unparalleled customer care. Our Albany jewelry store is staffed with incredible personnel who are ever-prepared to assist you in finding the ring of your dreams. Feel free to contact us today with any questions about our products and services or stop by our showroom to speak to a team member in person.

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