Engagement ring shopping can be both a giddy delight and a challenge. Whether youâ€™re shopping in secret for your SO or shopping right alongside them, having some guiding insight into two of the most popular styles can help narrow your search and help you make an informed decision.
Solitaire All the Way
Do you love all things Classic with a capital C? Thereâ€™s no other engagement ring quite as timeless as a solitaire setting. Plus, with all of todayâ€™s extravagant choices, a solitaire ring can actually feel more singular, even though itâ€™s basically the poster child for what an engagement ring should look like.
Thereâ€™s also still plenty of room for customization: bands, settings, and stone shape, just to name a few. A. Jaffe is a master of the iconic setting and offers gorgeous options like its Quilted collection that accents stunning solitaires with glittering pave diamond bands.
Solitaires are also a smart option if youâ€™re unsure of which style your fiancÃ©-to-be will like. Because it is such a timeless style, itâ€™s a safe bet that sheâ€™ll still adore it.
Finally, a solitaire is the right choice if youâ€™re wanting the diamond to steal all the spotlight. Since a solitaire does put the stone at the center of attention, youâ€™ll really want to think about the quality of the stone. Carat weight price is important to keep in mind as well. One larger diamond costs more than a cluster of smaller ones.
Halo May Be More Your Thing
If you want the illusion of a bigger stone without the price tag, a halo engagement ring is a great way to achieve that. A haloâ€™s ribbon of diamonds around the border of the center stone creates visual weight and increases carat weight at a much lower cost.
A halo is also a solid bet if you like a lot of bling. Lots of smaller diamonds means tons of facets, which means tons of fiery brilliance and sparkle. Plus, designers like Noam Carver are really leaning into the trendy extra-unique looks with halo styles that range from playfully imaginative to utterly feminine. (If you tend to lean toward more understated looks, but like the idea of more bling, a solitaire with say, a diamond shaft, might be better suited to your style.)
Halos do require a little extra maintenance. They have way more diamonds, after all, and all those extra stones mean the ring is more susceptible to damaged prongs, lost diamonds, and such.
Halos are also uber trendy right now. If you want a more unique look, consider some cool customization options to add a dash of distinctiveness. Colored gemstones add a pop of color while also giving the modern style a more vintage, heirloom feel.
Learn More About Halo and Solitaire Engagement Rings at Medawar Jewelers
Yes, use Pinterest to keep track of which styles you love. But then, come in and try some on! Contact us at 855-850-8015 or visit us at any of our five Michigan jewelry store locations in West Lansing, Okemos, Jackson, Portage, and Brighton.