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Engagement Ring Settings
Your Ultimate Engagement Ring Guide: How to Choose a Setting
You’ve found the love of your life, worked up enough courage to ask one of the most important questions you’ll ever ask, and now you’re headed to your wedding day. Congratulations! Razny Jewelers is proud to be the family Chicago area couples have trusted with their dreams for 70 years. We promise to make the ring selection process of your journey to Happily Ever After the most effortless and enjoyable!
While some start their engagement ring shopping experience with a beautiful gem inherited from a loved one, others know exactly the shape and carat weight of the gem they want for their center stone. Still, some couples begin with the setting before selecting their center diamond, ruby, sapphire, or another brilliant gemstone. In whichever category you belong to, allow our experts to find the setting that’s right for you!
4 Major Styles of Engagement Ring Settings (Also Known as “Semi-Mounts”)
Solitaire: Classic Elegance
One single brilliant diamond showcased in a prong setting; the solitaire is instantly captivating for its sparkle. The delicate fine metal securing the center stone allows an optimal amount of light to grace each angle of the gem. The solitaire setting is the perfect treasure to share with future generations.
Halo: Encircled in Beauty
Halo settings are famous for their iconic silhouette, featuring beautiful diamonds that encircle the center gem for fiery brilliance. It is perfect for increasing the visible impression of your ring. This pavé style usually boasts a shank (the part of the ring that “wraps” around the finger) resembling a road to happiness, paved in diamonds. A halo of gemstones can be customized with your preference of white diamonds, fancy colored diamonds, or precious gem such as green emeralds, blue sapphires, or red rubies. The possibilities for making this setting your own are endless!
Side Stones: Let Your Style Shine Through
Unlike the pavé detail typically found with halo settings, side stone engagement rings feature delicate gems expertly placed on each side of the center stone to accentuate the engagement ring’s intricate design. This setting adds an unexpectedly romantic element
Three-Stone: Representing the Past, Present, and Happily Ever After
Three-stone engagement rings feature one beautiful center gem set with equally stunning gemstones on each side. For added drama, the center stone and adjoining stones can be a mix of diamond shapes. This symbolically meaningful setting represents the happy couple’s past, present, and future together.
Whichever setting you choose, consider allowing our in-house bench jewelers to customize your ring with an engraved message or motif that speaks to your personal style.
No matter your budget or style, we have the perfect setting for you and your love. From job promotions, new baby boys and girls, anniversaries, and retirement, this is only the first in a lifetime full of celebrations. Allow Razny Jewelers to be your source for the perfect present for generations to come!
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