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Engagement Ring Anatomy


Anatomy of A Diamond Engagement Ring

Although a diamond can account for up to 90% of the cost of an Engagement Ring, the setting is what defines its appearance and showcases the gemstone to its best advantage. There are a lot of parts and components that make up an engagement ring, and hopefully, this guide will help you learn more about the various styles and options.

While you're browsing the different styles below, make sure to keep your girlfriend's style in mind. Remember, she will be wearing this ring for the rest of her life. Consider what she's like: is she active? Is she fashion forward? Is she stylish? Does she have classic tastes? 



Ring Head Styles

The Head is the central object that holds the diamond and is an important consideration when shopping for an engagement ring. It sits on top of the engagement ring and consists of the prongs (however many prongs that may be) as well as the base. Consider your lifestyle when choosing a mounting head style- bezel and other low profile styles are excellent choices for active lifestyles while peg head styles hold the diamond a bit higher and are more exposed.


Engagement Ring Head Styles


Ring Shoulder Styles

The Shoulder is typically the top two sides of the engagement ring. You’ll often find diamonds or gemstones set in this area as accents to the engagement ring. It commonly rises off the finger, and helps creates the style or design of the mounting. The ring shoulder helps show off the center diamond and also protect it from damage.


Engagement Ring Shoulder Styles



Ring Shank Styles

The Shank or as many people call it the band, is the bottom segment of the engagement ring (the part that wraps around your finger). This portion of the ring is cut and then soldered when jewelers are sizing the ring. The shank is an important design element that affects both the appearance of the ring and how it feels to the wearer.


Engagement Ring Shank Styles



Ring Shank Profile


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Bridal Set Styles

Bridal Set Styles

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