Engagement Rings

Engagement Rings: Settings

When you think of a favorite memory, the setting remains vividly in your mind. For an Engagement Ring, the setting is just as important as the setting from your memory. There are a plethora of different settings that offer unique ways a center stone can be mounted onto a ring. Deciding on your ring’s setting is the second step, after choosing your center stone, in cultivating a one-of-a-kind ring; the setting you choose determines all other elements of the ring. Some popular examples of settings are:

  • Prong Set – this setting is characterized by the metal claws that grip the diamond tightly, effectively keeping it in place. The most popular are 4 prong which shows more of the diamond, and 6 prong which is considered more secure. These prongs can be rounded, pointed, flat or v-shaped depending on the stone shape.
  • Bezel setting - a popular choice for active women as it’s even more secure than prong setting. This setting does tend to cover more of the stone as the edge of the stone is covered all around by a thin metal. Bezel setting can also come in partial bezel where not all, but only a part of the stone is covered. This is a popular style for women who prefer a clean, sleek modern look without all the fuss.
  • Tension setting gives the illusion of the center stone being suspended between the two sides of the shank. In essence their tension is what is holding the diamond in place, hence the name. This settings gives a truly unique, modern look.
  • Channel setting is a way of securing diamonds of a shank between 2 edges of metal. There are no prongs in this setting and the diamonds are being held in the grooves of the channel. This setting offers a clean modern look and securely holds the diamonds in place.
  • The pavé setting is popular on engagement ring shanks and wedding and anniversary bands. Diamonds are set closely together with tiny metal beads or prongs that hold the stones in place.

Engagement Rings: Mountings

At Gabriel & Co. we offer a countless array of different mountings to choose from to fit all styles, personalities and budgets. Consider her lifestyle and tastes to choose a mounting she will cherish and wear proudly.

Solitaire
Engagement Rings

Solitaire Engagement Rings are timeless because their smooth metal shank places the main focus of attention on the center stone. A Solitaire Setting lifts the center stone high so that it catches the most light to fully display all of its brilliance. This type of mounting is best for a woman who prefers a traditional look and carries herself with elegance and class.

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Split Shank
Engagement Rings

A Split Shank is a band that splits into two metal strands to frame the center stone. Split Shanks come in various setting styles for a woman who craves a unique mounting that takes up more surface space on her finger. From fancy to simple, each Split Shank variation stands out by making the center stone appear larger.

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Halo
Engagement Rings

The Halo Setting comes from the Art Deco Era of the 1920s. One row of smaller diamonds circle the center stone to create a “Halo” effect. The Halo makes the stone appear larger and enhances its sparkle and brilliance.

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Double Halo
Engagement Rings

The Double Halo is similar in concept to the Halo style but adds a second circle of diamonds around the center stone. This setting creates an even larger center stone illusion while still remaining relatively budget friendly.

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Three Stone
Engagement Rings

Three Stone rings carry with them a profound meaning to the wearer. The three stones can represent the different stages of time in a relationship – the past, present, and future. They can represent three of the most important things in a marriage – friendship, love, and fidelity. Or, they can mean something special that only you and your partner know about.

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Three Stone Halo
Engagement Rings

Three-Stone Halo Engagement Rings combine our 2 most popular styles – the Halo and the Three-Stone. The 3 center stones shine brilliantly while the circle of accent stones around them create a look that cannot be matched. Three-Stone Halo rings celebrate your past, present, future, and never-ending love for each other.

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Straight Rings
Engagement Rings

Don’t let the name fool you – straight rings offer a style that flawlessly blends simplicity and sophistication. This classic style can be executed with a cathedral-style or low setting and embodies a classy and timeless feel. While the shank is straight and set with diamonds in the setting of your choice, the gallery often offers a unique one-of-a-kind design.

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Free Form
Engagement Rings

The Free-Form Engagement Ring is for the free-spirited woman. It doesn’t follow one structure or shape – the setting twists and weaves into a design for anyone who values originality. From its unyielding curves to its purposeful asymmetry, the Free-Form Engagement Ring is a unique piece of abstract art.

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