There seems to be a limitless number of engagement rings to choose from, and your Pinterest board is probably a perfect example of this problem. What features make up my perfect wedding ring? How can I best describe my ring to a friend, my mom, significant other?

Most couples choose not to shop for the ring together, although this is a growing trend, and will need to accurately communicate what they want before the other goes ring shopping. Below are a few terms to get you started with defining your engagement ring.

Classic Solitaire

The classic solitaire option is simple but timeless. It refers to the engagement ring that includes just a single diamond. The style became popular in 1886 and continues to be a popular option. You can choose from a number of different settings, including prong or tension. To customize the classic solitaire look, consider adding side accents that can be seen from an angle.

Classic Solitaire

Three Stone

The three-stone engagement ring has a special meaning. The diamonds symbolize the past, present, and future of your relationship with your loved one. Once you’ve selected the three-stone engagement ring, there are several options for diamond cuts that you can choose from, including the emerald cut, princess cut, or radiant cut. Of course, you can also mix and match cuts for a unique look.

Three stone


The halo engagement ring is a popular trend, especially among celebrities. It starts with the classic solitaire diamond. Then, micropave diamonds are added around the central diamond. These diamonds expand the appearance of the main diamond, giving it the appearance of an additional half a carat.


Side Stones

Side stone engagement rings are similar to three-stone engagement rings, but they have more diamonds along the band. To customize these rings, consider straying from traditional diamond rings. Replace them with emeralds, pink or blue sapphires, and other gems and stones. Particular colors can personalize the ring, make it more meaningful, and help it stand out from the crowd.

Side Stone

Wedding Set

On top of purchasing an engagement ring, you need to purchase a wedding ring or wedding band. For people who don’t want to go through the trouble of picking out both , wedding ring sets are available. You can purchase these rings together. It might be easier for you in some ways, but you’ll still have plenty of wedding sets to choose from.

Selecting the right engagement ring type comes down to personal preference. It’s helpful to spend some time searching online or at a ring store where you can see all of the options and try some of them on to see which one seems to fit the best.


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