All The Pretty Rings
these days i feel like everywhere i turn people are getting married, or getting engaged. don’t you agree? social media constantly gets flooded with pictures of beautiful brides and fancy floral arrangements and eye-catching rings, and to be honest, i’m loving it. many people i know are embarking on wonderful new chapters in their lives and i couldn’t be happier for them.
anyway, it got me to thinking. with so many options out there for engagement rings, how do you choose the perfect one — and not get overwhelmed in the process? i did a bit of research on some of the most popular ring settings today, and hopefully what i’ve found will help people narrow down their choices.
when it comes to a popular ring style that seems to suit people of all tastes, styles, and ages it’s hard to beat the solitaire. the style gives people the option to choose a large carat diamond or go with something a little more understated. as you’ll find on ascotdiamonds.com there are a number of stunning variations to this setting.
this classic ring features one solitaire diamond that sits in a prong setting, which allows the light to travel through the diamond itself. it shows off the different cuts in the diamond extremely well and is usually the best option if you want the diamond to really sparkle.
this setting has become more and more popular of late, especially with trendy modern brides. you’ll find this is also a very popular setting with celebrities. by definition this setting features a center stone (the diamond or gemstone), which is then surrounded with round pavé diamonds. sometimes the ring gives the illusion that it’s just one big stone. people like the fact that even when you pick a smaller center stone, it will appear larger thanks to the halo effect. this is a great option for those on a budget who still want to make a statement.
the three stone setting is another ring that has become quite fashionable in recent years. it used to function more as an anniversary band with the three stones signifying the past, present, and future of a couple, but it has since caught on as an engagement ring as well. you can choose to have all three stones be the same size, or have the center stone larger, or mix it up and include other gemstones in the design. talk about customization!
this particular style is ideal for those who like maximum bling in their ring. there is one center stone, usually a diamond, and the band is completely covered in pavé set diamonds. where this one can be tricky is that you need to size it properly from the start. the diamond encrusted band makes it almost impossible to have it sized at a later date. if you tend to go up and down in ring sizes, this may not be the best option.
now where this one really shines is with the sparkle factor. you will literally have bling surrounding your finger. you can have a wedding band done to match your pavé ring, which will really set it over the top.
i feel like picking the best ring means you need to think about your own personal style on a day to day basis, rather than just what will look great in the moment. so even though i can appreciate bling-y, statement rings that take center stage, i am ultimately more of a simple, understated gal. what about you?
just know that if you are in the market for one, the perfect ring is out there, it just takes a bit of looking!