Modern Engagement Rings
Modern Engagement Ring Styles
An engagement ring is a symbol of promise, everlasting affection, and romantic commitment. As it’s one you’ll likely be wearing for many years, it should wonderfully complement and exemplify your unique style and personality. Those that prefer fresh, cutting-edge looks should choose an engagement ring that reflects this. Our team here at Gerald Peters has put together a guide to some of our favorite modern engagement ring styles.
Hidden Halos Engagement Rings
Halo settings have been beloved for decades as they bring unparalleled sparkle to the ring and make the center stone appear more prominent. However, a modern interpretation of this setting places the halo of accent stones below the center stone at the ring’s cathedral. The hidden halo brings a bit of sparkle and intrigue to the ring’s profile, an angle that is sometimes overlooked in engagement ring designs.
Oval Cut Halo Rings
The stunningly feminine and incredibly brilliant oval cut has been a favorite of bridal jewelry designers for decades, having first been created in the 1960s. However, this shape has seen a resurgence in recent years, as oval cut halo settings have become a favorite among contemporary brides. The oval cut is almost as reflective as the classic round cut yet possesses a wonderfully dramatic, elongated silhouette that is only made more eye-catching by adding accent stones.
Split Shank Rings
For a ring that makes interesting use of negative space to create contrast and visual dynamism, choose a split shank ring. This setting is characterized by openings in the ring's shank that make movement and draw the eye toward the center stone. The splits can span only a few centimeters or the entire circumference of the band, creating a ring that appears to have two separate shanks.
Bezel Engagement Rings
An alternative to prong settings, a bezel is characterized by a sleek band of metal that wraps around the center stone, holding it securely in place. They produce a wonderfully chic and clean aesthetic that feels very modern. Bezel settings are one of the earliest stone settings ever created, but the popularity of prong settings in the past few decades has warranted a change of pace, bringing the bezel setting back into the throng.
Intertwining Engagement Rings
Like the split shank setting, the intertwining shank engagement ring features unique metalwork on the ring's band. Instead of splitting, however, these parted shanks intertwine, crisscrossing over and under, creating movement and fluidity. These organic lines give the piece a romantic feel and can symbolize how your and your partner’s lives are irrevocably intertwined for you.
Shop Modern Engagement Rings at Gerald Peters
Browse our modern engagement ring styles at Gerald Peters for a genuinely unparalleled variety of exquisite pieces. Our Staten Island jewelry store is stocked with designs by some of the most renowned names in the bridal jewelry industry, and our staff would be more than happy to guide you toward the piece that best suits your aesthetic. Contact us today for more information on our products and services, or stop by our showroom to peruse in person.