Getting engaged is a truly special moment and buying an engagement ring for that moment is an exciting (yet often daunting) task. With the variety of ring styles and materials available these days, finding the perfect choice for your partner can be a challenge. This guide will familiarize you with the 10 most popular ring setting styles to help you narrow down the field. Get ready to be the clairvoyant partner you always wanted to be.
First, it is always good to get acquainted with the 4C’s – carat weight, cut, colour and clarity – in that order. Familiarity with these concepts will allow you to understand how they influence the diamond’s attractiveness and value. You will be better placed to identify the setting that will ‘show off’ the diamond in all its glory and well as hold that precious symbol of your love securely. However, you still have work to do - establishing a budget, deciphering your partner’s ring style preference and choosing the diamond of course