Let’s be honest—we’ve probably all found ourselves, at one point or another, browsing the engagement ring section of our favorite jeweler, searching for the dream ring we’d love to have perked on that finger when The One comes along. Browsing and admiring from afar is one thing, but when the actual time comes for you to pick a forever bauble (or give hints to your partner as to what style you want), stress ensues. With so many things to consider, from the metal color (i.e., rose gold, yellow gold, silver, the list goes on) to the diamond cut, it all gets much more complex when you take a deep dive into engagement ring shopping.
One thing to help you narrow down your picks? By really evaluating the pros and cons of different styles and whether they suit your needs, lifestyle, and personal taste. Since we’ve already covered the pros and cons of every type of engagement ring cut, we thought we’d continue the series with an in-depth guide on the most popular engagement rings settings.
Now, we may be shopping experts, but the intricacies of engagement rings are well outside of our breadth of knowledge. That’s why we decided to tap some experts from the field to get their two cents on different types of ring settings.
Ashley Zhang talked to us about three-stone and vintage settings; Brittany Bozmoski, the CMO & Creative Director of Forever Companies, shared the pros and cons of solitaire and bezel settings; Teresa Panico, a bridal specialist at Material Good, informed us about the ins and outs of the split-shank and pavé set rings; and last but certainly not least, designer Jade Trau offered up her two cents on the halo setting.