TYPES OF RINGS
The most difficult and perhaps the first part of choosing the perfect ring is determining what type of engagement ring your significant other would like. At Marquise Jewelers we offer a wide variety of engagement rings ranging from vintage inspired designs, classic minimalist solitaires, and unique custom-made one-of-a-kind works of art. Below is broad outline of some of our most popular ring concepts.
Solitaire Engagement Rings
A solitaire ring setting normally has one single stone, typically a gem that is held together with prongs. The number of prongs can ranging from 4 to 6 depending on the shape of the gem and how secure you would prefer your stone to be. Solitaire engagement rings have been long regarded as the most classic style of engagement ring because of the simple, timeless, and versatile look that the ring provides. Furthermore, this specific style is best for those who prefer a very specific width on shank or a specific shape in the center. Most styles of the solitaire ring also lend themselves well to having a simple wedding band, ornate ring guards (enhancers or wraps), or a prominent eternity band sit flush against it.
Channel Set Engagement Rings
The channel set engagement ring is perhaps the most durable type of engagement ring because it does not use any prongs to hold in side stones. Instead accent stones are set flush in a channel which is grooved into the metal. This provides one solid layer of metal on each side of the stones making it significantly stronger and more capable of withstanding everyday wear and tear. Another benefit of having no protruding prongs is that channel set engagement rings will not snag as easily on clothing, hair, or other textured surfaces since the design overall is very smooth.