So, you are approaching to the most important moment in your life. At least, that’s what you believe at the moment. Recently, you made a decision and ready for the adornment, that will connect the loving couple and will remove all your old buddies from the sofa in your living room as well. Well, it looks like it’s time to get straight to business. Engagement rings. There are dozens of engagement ring’s names, types and styles. It will mix all of them into a salad in the head of a regular person. That’s not what I want. So let me help you avoid this headache. We’ll make it simply. I promise. Let’s dismount this salad apart.
First of all, we can divide engagement rings into 2 types:
Solitaire and Side Stones ring.
Solitaire comes from Latin “solitarius” and means “alone”, so as you can imagine to yourself, solitaire ring means single diamond or single gemstone ring.
The rest of the rings that come with side stones are called “side stones rings”.
It’s easy, isn’t it ?
Let’s move forward. The shapes of the ring. Well, I believe no explanations are necessary. Strait, tapered, reverse tapered, pinched, flair, bypass. The image speaks by itself better of all.
The rest of terminology describes the type of the setting for center and side stones.
Classic or Prong setting is the most common setting for an engagement ring. When you hear about Tiffany ring, it means the same classic prong setting. The prongs are forming a kind of a basket, that secures the stone.
Talking about next three settings, that you can meet, making your engagement ring research, we are not really talking about the settings technics. It’s about certain design, that marketers call “settings”. If you will take a closer look, you’ll see that there is no special setting technics applied in following rings. It might confuse regular person, but not you. You already know what it means.