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The Different Types of Engagement Ring Settings

The Different Types of Engagement Ring Settings

It’s no secret that shopping for engagement rings can be confusing. With so many options available, it’s easy to get lost in all of the choices. From selecting the diamond shape, understanding the 4 C’s of a diamond ring and choosing the setting, the possibilities are endless. However, when you shop at Mountz Jewelers, our experienced team is committed to making the process as seamless as possible. This all starts with education, so you have the knowledge you need at your fingertips.

Once you’ve chosen the shape and your perfect center stone, it’s time to select the setting that will complement it. The setting of an engagement ring refers to how gemstones are mounted into the metal band. Each setting highlights the charm of the diamond in a different and unique way. That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to finding your ideal engagement ring setting.

The Solitaire: Traditional and Timeless

If you’re searching for a simple and classic ring that honors the center diamond, look no further. The classic solitaire highlights one beautiful diamond and is the most popular choice for engagement rings. Typically, this ring features a plain metal band, allowing the diamond to take center stage and honor its beauty. Solitaire rings are often paired with a prong setting, which has four to six metal claws that hold the diamond in place. This allows the maximum of light to pass through the diamond, enabling the gemstone to shine brilliantly. This Forevermark Oval 1CT Icon Engagement Ring in Platinum showcases how the solitaire and prong settings work together to create an elegant and timeless effect that will be cherished for years to come.

The Halo: Stylish and Showstopping

Are you looking for an engagement ring that’s glamorous and glitzy? If so, the halo may be the perfect fit. Halo settings feature a circle of diamonds around a luminous center stone, making it appear larger. The Gabriel & Co. "Chatham" Pear Halo Engagement Ring, set in 14K White Gold, features a gorgeous pear-shaped center diamond that is surrounded by 21 round diamonds. The band curves out with 23 round diamonds, creating a unique and glamorous look. It’s the perfect ring for anyone that’s looking for a sparkle that will turn heads.

The Pavé: Eternal and Everlasting

Pavé refers to the way the diamonds are set around the band without any breaks, creating the effect that the band is made entirely of diamonds. This Fana .50TW Diamond Pave Engagement Ring Semi-Mounting 14K White Gold showcases how solitaire and pavé settings complement each other beautifully.

The Three Stone: Balanced and Brilliant

Does your dream engagement ring mix classic and bold elements? The harmonious three-stone engagement ring showcases a trio of beautiful diamonds. Furthermore, this ring represents a couple’s past, present and future. This setting pairs two side gemstones with a larger round or fancy-shaped diamond in the middle. If this sounds like your dream ring, the Goldman Three Stone Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold may be the one for you.

Bezel Setting: Classic and Contemporary

Do you love the style of vintage rings? The bezel setting features a thin metal band that wraps around the center diamond. By securing the edges of the diamond, it guarantees the gemstone won’t come loose. This Natalie K Bezel Forevermark Diamond Ring 18K White Gold features a bezel setting with a modern twist. In this particular ring, tiny beads, known as milgrain, wrap around the bezel set diamond creating a glowing effect.

Find Your Match at Mountz

If you’re ready to start your next chapter, come to Mountz Jewelers. In addition to these beautiful settings, we carry an expansive engagement collection. Stop by any of our locations in Carlisle, Camp Hill and Colonial Park/Harrisburg to view these dazzling rings in person. Or, visit and shop online. If you have any questions about ring settings or shapes, simply ask one of our team members, give us a call or send us a message. Our knowledgeable team is here to help you every step of the way until you find something you can’t live without. We can’t wait to help make your next chapter shine bright.