Engagement Ring Settings

Cheat Sheet

Engagement Ring Settings

Cheat Sheet
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Your guide to choosing the perfect setting for your engagement ring. From classic three-stone styles to intricate vintage-inspired designs, get the help you need to find an engagement ring setting that’s truly as unique as your love.
 
 
What Style of Engagement Ring Will She Like?
What Style of Engagement Ring Will She Like?
From a simple solitaire ring to a sparkling double halo, there are so many options when it comes to choosing a ring setting. Here are a few tips to finding the right setting for her:
  • Check out her other jewelry. Does she love vintage styles? Dainty and delicate? This will give you an idea of what she’s into.
  • Ask her friends and family. They’ll probably have an idea of what she wants — just remind them to keep it a secret!
  • Play MatchMaker. Swipe right on styles you think she’ll love and we’ll show you a curated list of rings we know she’ll be into.
  • Take our Style Finder Quiz. Answer some questions about her and we’ll offer suggestions on rings she’ll love!
 
 
How to Choose a Stone for Your Engagement Ring Setting
How to Choose a Stone for Your Engagement Ring Setting
Not sure what to pair with your ring setting? We can help.
Decide on a shape. Some settings will only hold particular stone shapes, so decide on a shape first to ensure it will fit in your ring.
Pick a stone type. Does she have a favorite color? Then a sapphire might be the way to go. More of a classic girl? You can’t go wrong with diamonds!
Narrow down size. Based on your budget and how you’d like the ring to look, decide on a ballpark for stone size and carat weight.
Explore your options. Now that you have an idea of what you’re looking for, visit us in-store to see your stone options in person, or explore our selection of loose diamonds and gemstones online.
 
 
How to Find Her Ring Size
How to Find Her Ring Size
Did you know you can download a ring sizer right off the Shane Co. website? Click here to download our PDF and easily discover her ring size. You can also try borrowing a ring she owns and bringing it in for us to look at in-store. That way, there’s no need to ruin the surprise!
Of course, if you’re worried about getting it wrong, we offer free resizing as part of our best-ever Free Lifetime Warranty. You can learn more about our resizing policy here.
 
 
Different Types of Engagement Ring Settings
Different Types of Engagement Ring Settings
When looking at ring settings, it can be useful to get an idea of what different words mean when it comes to your engagement ring. Here’s a quick guide to some ring keywords you may not be aware of.
  • Prongs: These are the small pieces of metal that actually hold your center stone in place, a part of what is called the “head” of the ring.
  • Pavé: Pavé stones are small diamonds or gemstones set close together. A pavé setting usually entails having these diamonds on part or all of the band of the ring, surrounding your center stone.
  • Channel-set: A channel-set ring means the stones are set between two walls of metal. This can entail only the stones on the band or the center stone as well.
  • Halo: This type of setting features having your center stone surrounded by a “halo” of diamonds or gemstones.
  • Bezel: A bezel setting means the center stone is not held in place by prongs, but rather by a metal rim that surrounds the stone.
  • Solitaire: A solitaire engagement ring features the center stone with a plain band, putting the diamond center stage.
 
 
What Engagement Ring Settings Does Shane Co. Carry?
What Engagement Ring Settings Does Shane Co. Carry?
We’re proud to offer the largest selection of engagement ring settings, from the latest on-trend looks to classic designs that you’ll want to wear forever. Plus, our engagement rings are built to last — made with high-quality metals and stones, and carefully designed by our in-house team. Explore our most popular styles below!
We’re proud to offer the largest selection of engagement ring settings, from the latest on-trend looks to classic designs that you’ll want to wear forever. Plus, our engagement rings are built to last — made with high-quality metals and stones, and carefully designed by our in-house team. Explore our most popular styles below!
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Choosing the Right Metal for Your Engagement Ring
Choosing the Right Metal for Your Engagement Ring
What metals does Shane Co. carry?
We offer engagement ring settings in 14k yellow, white, and rose gold, as well as platinum. There are unique benefits to every metal that we carry. 14k yellow gold offers a classic look that can actually make your diamond look whiter and brighter, while white gold creates an elegant and goes-with-everything style. Our signature shade of rose gold looks gorgeous with colorful stones and diamonds, while platinum offers unparalleled durability.
What’s the difference between gold and platinum?
White gold is comprised of gold and other alloys, while platinum is more pure in its composition. While platinum is generally considered more durable, it is still a softer metal than gold, as well as heavier. Platinum may be more prone to scratches, but over time this will create a patina that offers a desirable vintage look. As always, our Free Lifetime Warranty, including regular cleanings and inspections, will keep your ring looking beautiful for life.
 
 
What If I Want to Use My Own Diamond?
What If I Want to Use My Own Diamond?
It’s not uncommon for families to pass down diamonds as heirlooms for the next generation. If you love the look of a Shane Co. ring setting but would rather pair it with a diamond you already own, no problem! Our jewelers will be happy to set your diamond. Since the stone was not purchased from us, there may be some fees associated with labor costs, depending on the size of the stone. You can chat with us online or speak with a jewelry consultant in-store to learn more.
 
 
Wedding Bands
Wedding Bands
Wedding bands are the rings that both you and your partner receive when you get married. They’re generally placed on each other’s fingers during the wedding ceremony to symbolize the commitment you’re making to one another.
You can purchase your wedding bands at any time after or with the engagement ring. Shane Co. offers wedding band sets that you can buy along with the engagement ring for a perfect match, or you can shop alone or with your partner after the proposal.
From simple gold bands to something totally customized, finding the right wedding band can be a fun and engaging process for both members of the couple. If you need some help, you can book a virtual or in-store appointment to speak with one of our expert jewelry consultants.