Engagement Ring Settings
Introduction to Engagement Ring Settings
Tell your love story with the engagement ring setting you choose. The innovative styles from preferred designers have made it easier than ever to find just the right ring for you to pop the big question to your beloved. As you begin your shopping experience, you must first select a setting, which determines the silhouette of the engagement ring. With our elite selection of designers, we strive to ease your shopping stress with a variety of styles. With the help of our team here at Heller Jewelers, you’re certain to find a ring that is a physical symbol of your true feelings toward your significant other.
Solitaire settings are classic and timeless with its sleek, unadorned shank that allows a breathtaking center diamond of any cut to be the star of the show. Designers have taken the traditional solitaire style and breathed a new life into it by adding flattering contemporary accents, making these beloved rings anything but basic. Any bride is sure to adore a classic solitaire setting with the wide variety of designs available from top luxury designer brands. As an added bonus, these settings generally sit on the less expensive side of the engagement ring spectrum, allowing you to allocate most of your budget toward a larger or better quality center diamond.
Heller Jewelers currently carries Verragio solitaire ring settings from five different collections: Renaissance, Venetian, Insignia, Parisian, and Couture. Each collection is tastefully inspired by well-known elements of French and Italian history, making these rings eye-catching and special. With a Verragio solitaire ring, your bride is sure to get compliments wherever she goes. Settings from Verragio collections stray away from the simple and traditional silhouette of solitaires with intricate side-profile detailing, mixed-metal accents, milgraining, and hidden diamonds for an enchanting, vintage, and romantic touch. These styles are also offered in a number of metals, including yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, and platinum.
Side Stone Rings
Side stone rings are also one of the most frequently chosen modern engagement ring settings to propose with because of the way the petite stones, carefully set across the shank, naturally draw the eye along the band to the center diamond. These settings are detailed and charming with the enchanting subtleties from the striking side stones. Luxury designers have used this popular style to artfully craft a ring for every type of woman, from simple and classic rings that flatter any center diamond cut to tastefully vintage-inspired rings, to intricate, diamond-heavy luxe rings.
When shopping for a side stone engagement ring, carefully consider what type of setting for the side stones is best for your sweetheart’s jewelry needs. The most common settings are prong, channel, and pave. With a prong setting, the diamonds are secured with claw-shaped prongs to create a basket around the stone, using significantly less metal and allowing light to reflect off of more of the stone’s surfaces. Channel settings use two sleek ribbons of metal in a groove across the band to tightly hold the diamonds. In a pave setting, the diamonds are arranged closely with small metal beads. All of our bridal jewelry designers carry a selection of glamorous side stone rings, including our exclusive in-house collection.
Halo engagement ring settings make a statement, with petite diamonds or gemstones framing the center diamond. Any carat diamond that you choose will look larger in a halo ring setting, as the surrounding halo stones catch the light and demand any onlooker’s attention on the center stone. This style elevates the appearance of any center diamond cut and softens cuts with more pronounced edges, such as cushion, pear, or marquise. This larger-than-life design has soared in popularity and has become a paradigmatic look of luxury that is highly sought after.
The premier artisans in bridal jewelry have transformed this en vogue engagement ring setting with bold and innovative designs, incorporating floral, mosaic, and geometric accents into the halo for an eccentric, one-of-a-kind aesthetic. Hidden halos are also a fresh, creative take on halo engagement rings. In this emerging style, the traditional halo is revolutionized from an attention-demanding piece for the adventurous and free-spirited to a subtle and modest piece with a surprise element, as the halo is strategically tucked underneath the center diamond and is most noticeable when viewed from the side profile. Heller Jewelers offers a huge selection of halo settings from Verragio, with elegant vintage details, and Gabriel & Co. Bridal with out-of-the-ordinary halo designs, as well as our in-house brand, that offers a myriad of classic and timeless styles.
Three Stone Rings
Three stone engagement ring settings, also known as trilogy rings, are a unique way to represent your love to your partner as you pop the question. To many couples who select this ring, the trio of stones memorialize the past, celebrate the present, and honor the future of their love and relationship. These timeless rings come in a variety of designs and styles to suit every wearer’s personal preference and taste, from humble, uniformly-sized center stones to a show-stopping large stone flanked by two daintier stones. Designers have also taken inspiration from gemstone fashion jewelry and incorporated vivid-colored gemstones to compliment a brilliant center diamond.
As you start your three stone ring setting shopping journey, think carefully about your preferred cut of the stones. Round-shaped stones lend a more delicate and romantic appeal, elongated stones, such as oval and marquise cuts, provide more light reflection thanks to the larger surface area. Squared stones, such as princess cuts, give a well-cherished vintage appearance. Verragio’s selection of three stone engagement ring settings have plenty of designs featuring your chosen center diamond cut, especially for princess cuts. Our in-house collection focuses on traditional and simple styles with an assortment of metals. Gabriel & Co. Bridal features innovative designs with striking sapphires.
Shop Engagement Rings at Heller Jewelers
When you have found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, Heller Jewelers is proudly committed to providing you with California’s finest quality of loose diamonds, exquisite engagement rings, and luxury wedding bands from our meticulously selected designer brands. But, if you still cannot find exactly the perfect ring to present to your partner, our jewelry experts can help you bring your creative vision to life with our custom design service.
We also offer redesigns to revamp a family heirloom into a meaningful piece that will sweep your true love off of their feet. Unlike other jewelry stores, we continue to serve our customers even after they make their monumental purchase. Our knowledgeable craftsmen are fully trained in jewelry repair and cleaning, whether your ring needs to be resized or lost stones need to be replaced. Book an appointment at our San Ramon, California location today to begin your magical engagement ring shopping experience.