Sometimes it can seem like there are a thousand different styles of rings. There’s different rings for different occasions, rings with different meanings, rings with different histories. Sometimes there’s even different types of rings for the same occasion. It could all be a little overwhelming if you aren’t familiar with all of them and are in the market to buy a ring soon. In this article we’re going to walk you through some different ring styles as well as what they represent.
Engagement rings are traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand. Ancient Romans believed that the vein in the ring finger on the left hand ran directly to one’s heart. Because of this belief, they called that vein the “vena amoris” or vein of love. Signifying an eternal bond, the circular band symbolizes the tying together of two people who are engaged to be married later. Engagement ring styles vary from simple to ornate, classic to contemporary, and can include singular or multiple set stones. Explore some beautiful examples here.
A wedding ring is given on the wedding day and symbolizes the beginning of marriage as a couple. Wedding rings are usually less expensive than an engagement ring, as engagement rings often include pricier gemstones and more detailed shaping. The wedding ring finger is the same as the engagement ring, on the fourth finger of the left hand. Find the perfect wedding band on our website.
Anniversary rings can be given to your loved one whether you are celebrating a year or a decade of marriage. Commemorating the years spent together and the happy memories you’ve shared, an anniversary diamond ring celebrates the strength of your marriage. Unlike an engagement or wedding ring, you don’t have to wear your anniversary band on the fourth finger, although many people choose to stack their anniversary rings with their engagement ring, or wear with both of their engagement and wedding rings. Anniversary bands can be designed as an eternity band or can include specific stones to celebrate a key anniversary date in your marriage, for example ruby, amethyst, gold, or silver. Take a look at some beautiful anniversary rings here.
Solitaire Engagement Ring
A solitaire engagement ring refers to any band with a singular stone setting. A solitaire diamond ring is a traditional design, allowing the elegance of the diamond to be the most prominent feature. Solitaire settings can hold a variety of different cuts of diamond; the term ‘solitaire diamond’ refers to the single stone present in a solitaire diamond ring. See some more examples here.
Halo Engagement Ring
Featuring a large diamond encased within a row of smaller stones, a halo diamond ring includes a cluster of diamonds for a more statement effect. Halo engagement rings are usually available in a range of shapes – pear shaped, round, square, and oval halo engagement rings. Double halo engagement rings include two rows of small diamonds encircling a dramatic center diamond. Shop halo engagement rings on our website.
Accented Engagement Ring
A diamond accent ring is an otherwise traditional diamond engagement ring, with smaller, simple cut diamonds as details to amplify the overall brilliance of the ring. Many accented engagement rings include small diamonds, but other accent stones can be birthstones or colored stones, to give deeper meaning to the finished design. Check out our website to find the perfect accented engagement ring here.
Two Stone Engagement Ring
A ring with great symbolism, the two stone engagement ring represents a deep connection between two souls, an enduring partnership between two people and resembles both eternal friendship and true love. Traditionally designed with two brilliant diamonds, it is also known as the ‘Toi et Moi’ engagement ring – French for ‘You and Me’. Our website provides some excellent examples of this style here.
Three Stone Engagement Ring
Past, present, and future are symbolized with the triage of three beautiful set diamonds in a three stone engagement ring. A statement of enduring friendship and lasting marriage, a diamond trilogy ring, or three diamond engagement ring represents important moments in your relationship, whether reminiscing happy memories or looking forward to a beautiful future together. Allow us to help you find the perfect three stone engagement ring here.
Vintage Engagement Ring
Antique engagement rings are, generally speaking, rings over 50 years old. You can find genuine or vintage engagement rings resold at many jewelers, or if you’re lucky, passed down as a family heirloom. One of the most sought-after vintage engagement rings are those made popular in the 1920s, or classic art deco diamond rings. Other prominent eras for vintage engagement diamond rings include Edwardian designs and Victorian antique engagement rings. Explore this classic look here.
A row of brilliant diamonds held within a simple circular band, eternity engagement rings are a wonderful way to show everlasting love. Demonstrating an endless loop with identical diamonds set in a continuous row, eternity bands represent an infinite bond that lasts forever. A truly romantic statement, a diamond eternity ring is the most romantic way to symbolize your eternal relationship. Take a look and find the perfect eternity band here.
Custom Engagement Ring
If you want to create something unique for your proposal, you could consider creating your bespoke engagement ring design. Opting for a custom engagement diamond ring allows you the freedom to select a specific diamond, the desired cut, ring shape, and additional accent stones. You can decide to spend as much or as a little on your own custom engagement ring design, whether you want to spend more on an elaborate design or a superior quality diamond. Schedule an appointment to design your dream ring today.
Choosing the right ring style can be essential for making a gift as perfect as possible. As you can see, there are many options depending on what your occasion is. Chrysella is the perfect place to find the exact ring you’re looking for to commemorate your special moment, and we’ll work with you from start to finish to get you the exact ring you’re imagining for your significant other. Visit chrysella.com to start shopping today.