The third and final installment of Engagement Ring 101 is here! We’re going to help you choose the best engagement ring style to complement your center diamond. From solitaires to three stones, halos, and more, we’re here to help narrow down your search. This is your ‘one stop shop’ blog series helping you determine the best engagement ring that’s just perfect for you! 

Choosing the Right Prong Setting

Believe it or not, the prong style for your engagement ring can make a big difference in its appearance. There are different prong styles as well as the number of prongs around the center diamond to choose from. Prong Styles

Prongs come in different shapes and sizes for any engagement ring. There are standard round prongs, which are the most commonly found in engagement rings. You can also choose claw, or talon, prongs, which look exactly how they sound. Some engagement rings opt for tab prongs, which are similar to both round and talon, but have a square shape to them rather than round or tapered. Number of Prongs

You can also choose between a four prong or six prong engagement ring. Four prongs are very common in all shapes and sizes of center diamonds. Unlike four prong, six prong engagement ring settings can help a round or oval diamond to maintain the appearance of its shape. The six prongs evenly space out the distance around the diamond, whereas a four prong engagement ring can often give a more rounded square appearance to the diamond. 

Choosing the Right Mounting Style

We all know engagement rings come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. It can be difficult to choose the best one to suit your lifestyle, but don’t worry, we’re here to help! 

Solitaire Engagement RingsNoam Carver Solitaire

A classic engagement ring choice is a solitaire engagement ring. With a simple gold or platinum band, the center diamond will sparkle and shine bright. This Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring from Noam Carver is a beautiful and timeless setting to showcase your center diamond. 

Halo Engagement RingsTACORI Coastal Crescent Engagement Ring

Engagement rings with a halo have smaller diamonds surrounding the center diamond to make it look larger. Halos also make your engagement ring more brilliant and sparkly! The BloomTACORI’s take on a halo, is featured in this stunning Coastal Crescent Engagement Ring.

Diamond Band Engagement RingsFana Diamond Band Engagement Ring at James & Sons

The more diamonds the better! Diamond band engagement rings feature small stones around the engagement ring. Sometimes they stretch halfway around the ring, other times three quarters, or even all the way around the ring. Halfway and three quarters are the most common when it comes to diamond band engagement rings. This Diamond Band Engagement Ring from Fana features diamonds going around three quarters of the band’s length, making this ring an absolute show stopper!

Three Stone Engagement RingsTACORI Three Stone Engagement Ring

Engagement rings with three stones are a perfect way to symbolize the past, present, and future. Each stone represents one of each, and beautifully accentuates the center stone’s sparkle. This Three Stone Engagement Ring from TACORI showcases a lovely pear shaped center diamond between two smaller pear shaped side stones. It’s absolutely stunning from every angle!

Diamond Engagement Rings at James & SonsDiamond Engagement Rings at James & Sons

We have plenty of engagement ring options to choose from at James & Sons, and we would love to be a part of your story. Come see us in ChicagoNapervilleOrland Park, or Schererville to find your engagement ring.  No matter what style you’re looking for, we’re sure you’ll find your perfect match. 

Having trouble choosing a center stone or metal color? Check out our two previous Engagement Ring 101 blogs on choosing a center stone and choosing a metal!