Modern Engagement Ring Styles
Guide to Modern Engagement Ring Styles
Your engagement ring is an everlasting symbol of your commitment to and affection for your partner. As such, it should reflect your unique love story and personality. Those with an affinity for contemporary silhouettes have a myriad of modern options. These are some of our favorite fresh and cutting-edge engagement ring styles.
Halo engagement rings have remained popular for centuries due to their unparalleled sparkle and ability to make the center stone appear larger and more grand. However, a modern twist on this style places the halo below the center stone, visible only on the ring’s profile. This brings a bit of unexpected sparkle to the ring’s side and allows the piece to shine from every angle.
Oval Cut Halos
Another contemporary adaptation of the classic halo is the oval cut halo. Modified by the romantic oval cut center stone, this style evokes awe with a visage fit for fairy tales. Oval cut stones are similar in brilliance to the classic round cut but are elongated for a wonderfully feminine effect. These already glittering stones are supplemented in shine by a halo of accent stones to create a mesmerizing ring.
This style of ring makes exciting and innovative use of negative space through splits in the ring's band, as shown by this glamorous split shank ring. Whether split the entirety of the band or simply a portion, the unique shapes a split band creates both add visual interest to the ring and further coax the eye toward the center stone – the true star of the show.
Nothing is as sleek and contemporary as a bezel ring, like this Simon G. engagement ring. These pieces are characterized by center stones encircled in a smooth band of metal for a beautifully clean and modern effect. Bezel settings also cover the stone's harsh edges, preventing your ring from snagging your clothes or scratching your skin. Bezel settings can range in style from minimalistic to eccentric with the addition of extra metalwork detail.
This style of ring features dynamic bands, distinguished by seeming strands of metal that overlap and intertwine. For a perfect example, this intertwining band engagement ring is exceptional. These pieces can either be open – utilizing negative space similar to the split shank styles – or closed. The fused-together bands create a rope-like texture along the ring. This type of ring is visually dynamic, made unique by the illusion of movement.
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