The Ultimate Guide to Engagement Ring Styles
An engagement ring is something truly special and should be customised to perfectly suit you and your personality. At Angelic Diamonds, we work alongside you to help you choose your ideal diamond shape and pair it with a gorgeous ring style to create a stunning one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery that really celebrates your love.
Whether you prefer a minimalist modern look or a detailed vintage design, we can create your perfect engagement ring you’ll cherish forever. To help you decide which is the right type for you, here’s the ultimate guide to engagement ring styles.
Types of engagement rings
The simplest style, a solitaire engagement ring features a single stone on a plain or embellished band. The diamond is the sole star of the show, so investing in a quality gemstone is really important. Because these rings are so simple, small details (such as the number of prongs) make a big difference and are worth considering when choosing a ring.
Dazzling and glamorous, shoulder engagement rings are characterised by a channel of diamonds running down either side of the band. This is the only defining factor. Everything else, from the number of diamonds in the centre to the style of setting can be totally customised.
A halo engagement ring takes the centre stone and frames it with a structure of smaller diamonds. This style of ring is ideal to add extra sparkle to a coloured gemstone ring or to make a small diamond look larger and more captivating. For even more radiance, you can have two frames of diamonds to make a double halo ring, like in our Paris ring.
Famous for being the choice of Meghan Markle, the three-stone engagement ring often features one large diamond in the middle, framed by one smaller diamond on each side. Although it’s also common for all three diamonds to be the same size. The three stones are said to symbolise the happy couple’s past, present and future together, making this style perfect if you love hidden meanings.
A cluster engagement ring groups stones tightly together to make them look like one large diamond. The middle can be reserved for a large centre stone or a cluster of stones of equal size. This style of ring comes in a huge variety of shapes and styles and is ideal for anyone who wants to make a big impression.
Named so because it’s the tension of the band that keeps the diamond in place, a tension engagement ring features tiny grooves cut into the side of the band that tightly grip the gemstone and keep it secure. This style of ring is best if you like a bold, modern look and are worried about the diamond becoming loose or falling out.
Bezel engagement rings are one of the most popular choices because they’re modern and support an active lifestyle. Instead of being held with traditional prongs, a thin piece of metal the same colour as the band is used to keep the diamond in place. You can get full bezel rings that totally encircle the diamond (like our Priory ring) or partial bezel settings that only cover some of the diamond (like this Airdrie ring).
A new ring inspired by an antique style, a vintage engagement ring is a type of striking ring, usually designed to look like it came from a specific era centuries ago. Often featuring delicate metalwork and beautiful engravings, this style of ring is best suited for someone who wants an engagement ring bursting with character and charm.