A popular engagement ring style is to mimic a tension style setting (like you see above), but in fact the diamond or gemstone is set in the band, typically as a bezel setting.
In the two photos below, the one on top (two-tone metal with pear shape diamond) is a classic tension setting while the one underneath is a tension-style setting. Notice the bezel setting around the round diamond in the tension-style setting.
Pros of a Tension Style Setting
Holds the diamond securely in place
Offers a more timeless look than a tension setting
Involves less maintenance than prong settings
Allows significant light to pass through the diamond, enhancing its brilliance and fire
The most accurate way to determine ring size is to have your partners ring finger measured by a professional jeweler. But if thats not possible, dont be concerned. There are other approaches you can take. Ask your partners parents or close friends about her ring size. Or, try borrowing one of your partners existing rings. Using our online ring sizing guide, youll be able to determine the ring size she wears. Our online ring sizing guide contains some additional hints on ring size. And if you contact us (Engagement Rings Singapore), were happy to provide extra guidance or send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer. Keep in mind that if you purchase a ring that does not fit correctly, well gladly resize it for you for free within 30 days.
The ultimate classic, and with good reason. A solitaire ring is a single stone ring (sometimes with an embellished band). These rings are all about the rock, so investing in a quality gemstone is key. Look out for the prongs too – how the stone is held in the ring, whether it’s six-prong (as above) or four or three – this tends to be a distinguishing feature when you’re deciding between two solitaire settings.
Does your beloved appreciate a modern, fashion-forward style? Look at sculptural rings rings that experiment with non-traditional forms. Consider a bezel setting a thin metal band that hugs the diamond all the way around its girdle. If she wants to forgo the traditional center diamond altogether, consider a wide band ring with beautiful detail. Add sparkle with diamond or gemstone accents.
Selecting an engagement ring style may be the hardest part of buying an engagement ring. For guidance, think about the types of clothing and accessories your significant other gravitates towardsthis should give you some clues as to whether theyd prefer a ring thats classic, modern, nature-inspired, glamorous, or some combination of those. Make sure to stay alert to any hints your partner might be dropping! If you two have discussed an engagement, theres a good chance their preferences are saved to a Pinterest board. To make the decision less stressful, we offer 30 day free returns and exchanges.
Diamonds are cut into ten standard shapes, and round is by far the most common choice, making up 75% of all diamond purchases. In part because theyre so popular, round diamonds cost more than other shapes. In fact, you can save up to 40% by choosing a non-round diamond. Some non-round shapes that are also very popular, but less pricey, are the princess cut (which is square) and the cushion cut (somewhere in between a round and a square, featuring softly tapered edges).