In addition to budget, personal style and daily activities should be considerations when selecting an engagement ring setting.
A classic Solitaire setting is timeless and helps to make the center stone the main focus. Solitaires are rings that feature only one center diamond, and are the most popular style for engagement rings. The most traditional solitaire features a plain metal band. For a touch more glamour and sparkle, a row of diamond accents are set in the band.
A Side-Stone setting is a classic choice which gives the ring a vintage feel. Side-stone settings are made up of the main center stone and two smaller alternative cut stones on each side of the center. Side-stone settings offer an elegant transition from the center stone to the band.
Three Stone settings have grown in popularity since Meghan & Harry got engaged. They feature a gem on either side of the main stone. What makes them different than side stone settings is that three stone settings tend to be made up of three similarly cut and sized stones.
Halo settings are extremely on-trend at the moment. They add extra sparkle, and give the illusion of a substantially larger center diamond. They are growing in popularity because they help to achieve a larger look in an affordable way.
Pave settings are on the rise in popularity ever since Blake Lively got engaged to Ryan Reynolds. The pave setting features a spray of tiny diamonds along the band of the ring. This adds extra sparkle and interest to the ring without distracting too much from the center stone.