Two of the most important “facets” of your engagement ring are the cut of the diamond (or other gemstone) and the setting of the ring itself. Many women already have an idea of what they consider the “perfect” engagement ring stone, but the setting is a decision that might take more time to consider.
That’s because a setting can completely change the design and style of a ring as well as how it looks from different angles. You can have an engagement ring setting that looks modern and contemporary, or one that looks more traditional and vintage, just by changing the setting. That’s why it’s so important that you pay as much (if not more) attention to the setting as you do the ring itself!
To help you, we’ve come up with the most popular engagement ring settings in 2022. Here are our top picks:
The Claw (or Prong)
Little “claws” help hold the stone in place and can vary anywhere from 4-6. The design of the claws themselves can vary, from longer, more pointed “talons” to rounded ends that look softer. A single stone claw setting is a timeless and very popular design year after year.
The Rub Over Bezel
With the rub over bezel settings, there’s a “wall” of metal casing around the perimeter of the stone. This provides greater protection but also creates a “chunkier” look. Depending on the stone, it may be a better option than the more traditional claw setting. Because of the bezel design, it can make your diamond look smaller than it really is, but if the diamond is set higher on the band, that can help elevate its appearance and also prevent it from losing its brilliance.
You can also combine a claw and bezel to create a totally unique look, such as having larger stones set in claws and the others set in a rub over style.
This is one of the most popular styles of engagement ring settings. The solitaire, as its name implies, makes your stone take center stage, making sure all eyes are on its beauty. It’s a classic design but also perfect for those who love simplicity.
Similar in design to the solitaire, but instead of just having prongs, it also includes metal arches that help further reinforce and hold up the stone. It’s the perfect choice for the bride-to-be who wants something traditional, but also sophisticated and regal.
The channel is an exquisite look for a diamond ring and features a row of diamonds between two metal edges. It’s both delicate and lets the diamonds shine freely while providing a more secure and sporty option.
Of course, there are many more unique engagement ring settings to choose from in 2022. If you’d like to see them for yourself, browse our extensive collection online or visit our beautiful engagement ring showcase and see the distinctive designs for yourself. We welcome any questions you may have and look forward to showing you the very epitome of craftsmanship for your engagement ring setting!