Modern Engagement Ring Styles
Guide to Modern Engagement Ring Styles
Those with a penchant for fresh, contemporary styles in fashion, art, and decor may find the more classic engagement ring silhouettes lacking. However, fret not: our experts at Rottermond have put together a guide to some of the modern engagement ring styles that are expressive and elegant, certain to meet your unique aesthetic preferences.
Hidden Halo Rings
The classic halo is a design element used for centuries to bring even more glitter and flair to engagement rings. A newer use of this form places the halo beneath the center stone, so it is only visible from the ring’s profile. A hidden halo brings visual interest to the ring's side, an angle often overlooked by designers and buyers alike.
Oval Cut Halo Rings
This engagement ring is characterized by a romantic, oval cut center stone surrounded by a halo of accent stones. The effect is something straight out of a fairy tale. These rings are beautifully feminine and incredibly brilliant, giving a vintage flair to a modern style. Though oval cut halo rings are in the zeitgeist, they’re guaranteed to retain their relevance for decades.
Split Shank Rings
The term split shank is a style that creatively uses negative space on the ring’s band. Cutouts in the metal surrounding the center stone create interesting contrast and movement, drawing the eye along the ring's band towards the center stone. Some split shank rings even feature a split the entire way around the band, resulting in essentially two separate bands attached to the center stone.
For a sleek, contemporary look, bezel engagement rings are phenomenal choices. Bezel settings are characterized by gemstones held in place by a smooth metal collar. This setting gives rings a clean and streamlined appearance and is very trustworthy when keeping your stones secure. Not only can your ring’s center stone be bezel-set, but all of the sidestone can be as well for a cohesive effect.
Intertwining shanks are similar to split shank rings in that they create the illusion of multiple bands in one. These rings, in particular, can either feature negative space like the split shanks or have the intertwining shanks fused. The shanks overlap or appear to overlap for a textural and visually dynamic effect that pulls the eye toward the center stone.
Shop Modern Engagement Rings at Rottermond
At Rottermond, you can rest assured that the products you browse are always of the highest caliber in materials, craftsmanship, and artistry. Browse our selection of designer engagement rings to make your partner’s dreams come true. Allow the staff at our Milford or Brighton, Michigan jewelry store to assist you in finding the perfect fit. Contact us today for more information on our products and services.