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Engagement Ring Styles

With so many engagement ring styles out there, it can be hard to know which one you should choose. Picking an engagement ring is all about the individual. Choosing a ring to reflect your style, taste, and values will help mark one of the most special and memorable moments in life. If you’re stuck on what style to choose, check out our guide for every engagement ring style and type.

SOLITAIRE

Taking its name from the French for "alone", a solitaire ring carries one single diamond. Possibly the most popular style of engagement ring, this design boasts elegance in its simplicity. The gemstone is usually set high, which allows the diamond maximum exposure to light, enhancing its brilliance. It is perhaps best suited to a woman who prefers classic style.
 
 
 

HALO

This "ethereal" style ring has a central gemstone surrounded by a "halo" of smaller diamonds to emphasize its sparkle and make it appear larger. Best suited to the fashion-forward woman, this design seems set to become the "new classic".

 
 
 

THREE-STONE

Also known as a trinity or trilogy ring, this design sports a trio of gemstones, symbolizing your past, present and future together. The center gemstone is usually set higher than the complementary side gemstones to highlight the (usually) larger gemstone and add depth to the ring. It's a wonderful choice for the woman who is sentimental and enjoys symbolism.
 
 
 

PAVÉ

Taking its name from the French word for ‘paved’, the gemstones on a pavé ring are set as close together as possible so that little or no metal is shown. The encrusted diamonds give the band the appearance of a solid diamond surface. If super-sparkle is what you’re after, this design could be the perfect choice.

 
 
 

CLASSIC

Classic engagement rings feature timeless designs and traditional cuts that highlight the beauty of the center stone. Clean lines, solitaire settings, and pavé accents are often considered "classic," allowing this style to attract anyone from the lover of tradition to those who simply want a gorgeous sparkle.
 
 
 

INFINITY

Infinity engagement rings offer contemporary style that symbolizes the intertwining of husband and wife. The lines of the band create an infinity sign by twisting together to form the figure. This unique design represents the infinite capacity for love and emphasizes the never-ending commitment of marriage.

 
 
 

CATHEDRAL

The center diamond in a cathedral setting is firmly nested between bands extending from each side. They angle up in such a way that draws the eye to the gemstone. This type of engagement ring setting provides good protection for the diamond so is a good choice for a woman on the go.
 
 
 

VINTAGE

Timeless beauty is always in style. Shane Co.'s "reinvented vintage" engagement rings possess splendor from a bygone era but exhibit a contemporary twist. Using a combination of engravings, milgrain detailing and a certain "je ne sais quoi", their romance and intrigue know no bounds.

 
 
 

CHANNEL-SET

Small diamonds are embedded along the band to extend the brilliance of the center diamond. This style will inspire the modern woman thanks to its fresh, modern look.
 
 
 

SWIRL

Feminine, romantic and pretty, this style of engagement ring features a "swirl" or metal around the diamond. Usually sold as part of a set, the wedding band offers a perfect fit to the unusual, dreamy shape. An artistic, creative woman may be drawn to this ring.

 
 
 

COLOR-ACCENT

Small colored gemstones are placed along the band to accentuate the center stone and add a pop of color.