Among the first things you will have to decide upon is the design or style of her treasure to be. There are countless ways to set precious stones into beautiful ensembles. However, we have highlighted some of the most common engagement ring designs for you. To find out which one your beloved would appreciate most, observe her current jewellery style and consider her unique character. Is she the kind of person who wears a lot of sparkle or rather a woman who adorns herself with minimalist and understated jewellery? Does she appreciate more classic designs, modern ones or is she in love with a particular kind of jewellery? Discover our suggestions to find a ring design that fits her personal style.
A solitaire is probably the most classic example of an engagement ring. One single stone is held in place by three, four or six prongs on an elegant gold or platinum ring. This design emphasises the precious gemstone elegantly and makes it the centre of attention. Especially suited for women who appreciate a classic, timeless look, this style of engagement ring can be found all around the world and is a beautiful way to honour a promise that will unite you for the rest of your lives.
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A halo ring’s centre stone is embraced by a circle of shimmering gemstones that serves to underline its inherent beauty. This style is particularly suited for women who love their jewellery to be more on the opulent side with a distinctly elegant touch. Rings in this style are usually available with a single or a double hallo, depending on the centre stone’s size and the unique taste of the bride to be.
Engagement rings with multiple gemstones can trace back their origin for hundreds of years. In these times, opulent engagement rings featuring many gemstones of different colours would adorn the hands of aristocratic or high born women. Although, these colourful jewels are rarely seen these days, many future brides fall in love with the unique symmetry that an engagement ring set with three diamonds, one larger and two smaller ones, provides.
Pavé describes a way of decorating the metal on a piece of jewellery with many small gemstones. Other than with a halo, which is a special form of Pavé, these gemstones can be placed all over the jewel and often encrust the band itself. In engagement rings, diamonds are often used in this way to lend additional radiance to the whole composition. Of course there also exist hybrids of the mentioned styles, like in a solitaire engagement ring with a Pavé band, which is a popular choice due to its combination of timeless elegance and unique sparkle.
Of course, engagement rings can take almost any form imaginable. If you would like to be involved in the complete design of your loved one’s new treasure, you can take advantage of the House of Gübelin’s unique bespoke service. Discuss your ideas and wishes with our expert designers, gem setters and goldsmiths to ensure this most important of jewels is exactly what she always dreamed it would be.