By Rachael Fagan
No matter what your style, there will always be an engagement ring out there that is perfect for you. The most popular styles we see follow the “the bigger the better” mantra, but if you love something more understated and simple, then read on to see our favourite styles for the minimalist bride.
If you are looking for a timeless and elegant piece that goes with any sense of style, then look no further than the simple and classic solitaire engagement ring. With so many shapes and settings to choose from, there is something to suit every taste. Here are a few examples of setting styles that we love for both the traditional minimalist and also those who want something a bit different:
Claw set – Possibly the most traditional style, a claw setting generally comprises of four (or six) prongs surrounding your chosen diamond. These claws can come in many different styles (round, square, talon etc.) and can add a unique style to your beautiful engagement ring.
Bezel set – Growing in popularity, the bezel set is a beautiful and unique way to have your diamond set. It involves carefully crafting a metal wall surrounding your diamond to create a stunning boarder. This is also an exceptionally safe setting for your diamond.
East to west – East to west setting is used to describe when a diamond is set horizontally rather than vertical. This style looks particularly beautiful when incorporated into a bezel/half bezel setting and is a truly stunning approach to a solitaire diamond ring.
The beauty of a multi stone ring is that they can be combined in any way you wish. There are infinite options from the amount of stones used to different shaped diamonds set side by side. A minimalist approach to the multi-stone ring could involve smaller stones set intricately into a thin band. The possibilities are endless and the finished product can be completely unique.
Diamond set band
For those of you who would prefer something even more simplistic, a diamond set band is a beautiful option that can be worn instead of the traditional engagement ring. Once again, there are many options to choose from in terms of size, shape and setting of the stones in your band, so you can play around with what works best for you.
Minimalist brides have access to a multitude of options when it comes to their engagement rings. What it really comes down to is your own personal style and what fits best for you. By coming to a consultation well prepared with ideas and preferences, our team at Voltaire will be able to help you find the perfect ring that you will be proud to wear everyday.