Modern Engagement Ring Styles
Guide to Modern Engagement Ring Styles
Your engagement ring is designed to serve as a symbol of your everlasting commitment to your partner. As it is a piece you’ll likely be wearing for years to come (if not the rest of your lifetime), you want to be sure it matches your personality and aesthetic. Those with a penchant for clean lines and modern silhouettes will love these unique engagement ring styles.
Hidden Halo Rings
Gemstone halos have been a popular design element in bridal jewelry for centuries, adding sparkle to the ring and giving the illusion of a larger center stone. The hidden halo provides a unique take on this classic style, as the halo of accent stones is placed below the center stone and only visible from the ring’s profile. This adds phenomenal shine and visual interest to an often overlooked part of the ring.
Oval Cut Halo Rings
Oval cut diamonds are wonderfully feminine and sparkling, possessing much of the brilliance of the classic round cut yet featuring an elongated and elegant silhouette. Surrounded by a halo of accent stones, these pieces are nearly unparalleled in shine, glittering from every angle and catching the eyes of onlookers. Play up the feminine effect with a warm rose gold band and additional accent stones along its shanks.
Split Shank Rings
This unique ring style utilizes negative space to create movement and contrast, resulting in truly mesmerizing rings. Split shank rings are characterized by gaps in the band's metal on either side of the center stone or around the band for an illusion of two separate bands connected by the center stone. These splits fraw the eye along the band toward the ring’s focal point, the diamond.
Bezel Set Rings
A bezel setting refers to a stone inlaid onto a ring by a strip of metal that completely encircles the gem. It creates a clean, modern look that both holds the stone securely in place and is more resistant to catching or damage than, say, prong or pave settings. Solitaire bezel rings have a particularly modern appearance, giving the center stone the whole emphasis it deserves.
Intertwining Band Rings
Similar to split shank rings, engagement rings with intertwining bands create movement and direct the eye toward the ring’s show-stopping stone. These rings feature individual bands that cross over and under one another, resulting in a slightly textured ring. Their distinctive and visually dynamic twists can be loose or tight, featuring negative space or welded closely together for a solid band.
Shop Modern Engagement Rings at Morgan Jewelers
Allow our team at Morgan Jewelers to assist you in finding the engagement ring that perfectly communicates your individuality. We’ve stocked each of our seventeen jewelry stores with bridal jewelry collections by some of the most talented designers in the industry. Contact us to reserve an appointment with one of our staff members, or browse our inventory and services online today.