Diamond, solitaire, sapphire, vintage, contemporary, gothic, traditional, halo, trio; this is just the beginning of the constant evolving list of styles of engagement rings. Whether you are after something more traditional, something utterly modern or something in between having stones set into the band on either side of the central diamond is a wonderful option.
We could forever discuss the endless options available but this would be terribly overwhelming and potentially deathly boring, especially if you are a guy diving into this world of diamonds and gold for the first time! So lets give you a brief run down on the ever so popular side-stone engagement ring and why this might be a fabulous choice for you.
Firstly, adding side stones means that you are not restricted to one particular style of ring. In actual fact, it is quite the opposite, side stones are a great way to individualise your design, adding a touch more sparkle or colour at the same time. They can be set in patterns or encircle your centre diamond to create a beautiful halo. They can bring to life that beautiful delicate look with fine claw settings, or for a more minimal look choose channel set diamonds. The most important thing to keep in mind is that side-stone diamonds are meant to enhance your centre stone, not overshadow. A good jeweller will provide you excellent design, technical advice and guide you in the right direction.
Lets take a look at the different styles of side stone engagement rings:
Modern Styles: If you love contemporary, clean and sleek design you might choose to have a centre stone that isn’t round, such as a Princess or Asscher cut. Smaller channel set Princess or Baguette cut diamonds set into the shoulders will create a lovely modern look.
Vintage Styles: Is your style more feminine and pretty? You might look towards vintage pieces for inspiration. Draw upon the many eras of designs periods to come up you’re your own unique design. Perhaps you might choose a halo of diamonds around the centre stone, with claw set diamonds set into the shoulders. Another option is to have a beautiful hand engraved pattern surrounding your shoulder set diamonds to create that vintage style look.
Add Colour: If you love colour, why not choose coloured gemstones or even coloured diamonds as your side stones? This is great solution if you are torn between diamonds and coloured gemstones. A combination that looks truly beautiful is light pink sapphires or diamonds set into a rose gold band; just have a look at Blake Lively’s engagement ring, now that surely is one on every girls wish list! Or add a bit of drama with high contrasting small black diamonds in the band. Whatever you decide on coloured gemstones provide endless creative choices, guaranteeing that your engagement ring will stand alone on its own.
Whether you want something cutting edge or traditional, you should have no problem coming up with the perfect design for you.
We went to Larsen’s Sydney store based on the fantastic experience we had at the Melbourne store when creating our wedding rings. We had a similarly great experience with Ornella at the Sydney store and would highly recommend using Larsen when creating your own jewellery.
21:17 17 Jan 21
Rod has now helped us with an engagement ring, wedding band, and eternity band. His understanding throughout each process was unbelievable, and the quality of each ring exceeded my wildest expectations. Thank you so much for an incredible experience and three beautiful rings.
20:04 15 Jan 21
The team at Larsen's made the designing of a custom engagement ring fantastic and both myself and my future wife were ecstatic with the final product. From the first meeting to the final product they made the whole process effortless. Communicating everything you need to know to make the perfect ring. Great quality in both gems and knowledge. Special thanks to both Alex and Jacinta in the Melbourne store for putting their great knowledge and expertise to amazing use.
21:44 12 Jan 21
Bought an engagement ring from Larsen recently, it is fantastic. We came back for the wedding rings and couldn't be happier!
20:30 11 Jan 21
I almost lost my dad last year in a terrible accident. He had a beautiful ring with diamonds that snapped and I wanted to get it made into my wedding band. Fleur was absolutely amazing. She understood the sentimental value this ring had to me and made the perfect ring to match my engagement ring, while using all of my father's ring. Within 5weeks they turned my dads broken ring into a beautiful ring for me. They kept me informed the entire way and I couldn't be happier with the result. I cant wait for our wedding day next week so I can wear this beautiful piece forever. I cant wait to go back and get my 1yr anniversary ring made. I would highly recommend larsens jewellery for any peices you are wanting to make into reality.