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Guide to Basic Engagement Ring Styles

A simple guide to Halo, Three Stone, and Side Stone diamond engagement rings from the bridal jewelry experts at BARONS Jewelers. Read now!

Here at BARONS Jewelers we understand that it can sometimes feel like there is an unending variety of choices when it comes to  engagement ring styles, types, and settings. To help alleviate this very understandable sense of confusion, here is a quick list of some of the most common engagement ring settings you’ll likely come across throughout your search.

With a little help from the beautiful engagement rings of  Michael M, let us help you understand what ring style might be the perfect choice for you or your bride-to-be.

1. Halo Style:

Generally defined as a ring which has small sized diamonds surrounding a center diamond in a circular pattern,  halo engagement rings are a wonderful way to bring a vintage-inspired bridal aesthetic to the hand of any bride.

One of the major advantages of halo style rings is that they tend to appear brighter than other engagement ring styles due to the way the small diamonds emphasize the natural shine of the center stone. Additionally, the center diamond of halo rings is more protected than other settings, meaning that it is less likely to be damaged from everyday wear and tear.

Made with 18-karat yellow, white, and rose gold, these halo style rings from Michael M are built with glamour in mind. From Michael M’s  Europa and Princess collections, the diamonds of these halo rings are held into place by ultra-secure prong settings and, like all Michael M products, are covered by a lifetime craftsmanship guarantee.

2. Three Stone Style:

Elegant and sophisticated,  three stone style engagement rings are popular in part because of their extreme beauty, but also for the way that they are thought to signify a loving couple’s shared “past, present, and future.” Just like it sounds, three stone engagement rings are defined as rings with not one, but three focal diamonds oftentimes of slightly different shapes and sizes.

Most bridal jewelry experts suggest choosing a three stone engagement ring with a princess or round cut diamond as the center stone, as these shapes are better for reflecting out the natural sparkle of the surrounding diamonds. On the other hand, three stone rings that feature oval, radiant, or emerald shaped diamonds emit a timeless sense of unmistakable grace and allure.

Reminiscent of Art-Deco, Art Nouveau, and Futurist fashions, these three stone rings by Michael M are built with distinctive detailing, one-of-a-kind prong settings, and skillfully placed pave and channel set diamond embellishments. From the Princess and  Trinity engagement ring collections, these pieces are perfect for the bride-to-be who is not afraid to make an unforgettable, lifelong bridal jewelry statement.

3. Side Stone Style:

Similar to the three stone ring type,  side stone style engagement rings feature small diamonds that are methodically placed into the actual band of the ring. Consisting of a line of small diamonds that either go part or all the way around the band of the ring, side stone style engagement rings are extremely sparkly and bright.

In addition, side stone style engagement rings allow for a maximum amount of diamond fire and shine without having to break the bank on large center diamonds.

Pictured here in pave, channel, and prong settings, these side stone style engagement rings from Michael M exemplify the glitz, glamour, and sparkle that is inspired by this unique ring style. From Michael M’s Europa,  Love, and Stella collections, these side stone models are perfect for a bride who wants a subtle and understated ring, without sacrificing diamond shine.

Shop these Engagement Ring Styles and More Today at BARONS Jewelers!

Located in Dublin, California,  BARONS Jewelers is proud to present one of the largest selections of designer engagement rings on the West Coast. BARONS is an authorized retailer of engagement rings from Michael M, A. JaffeSimon G.ArtCarvedMark SchneiderCoast Diamond, and more. In addition, as an elite Tacori Diamond Partner, BARONS Jewelers offers our San Francisco Bay Area customers exceptional service to complement the incredible collection

Come into our state-of-the-art showroom today and see for yourself the extraordinary selection of engagement rings we have to offer. In addition to our unbeatable selection, our experienced staff at BARONS Jewelers is available to answer any bridal jewelry question and is committed to ensuring that our customers find the engagement rings and wedding bands of their dreams.

For more information, please visit BARONSJewelers.com, call 925.304.4220, or visit BARONS Jewelers today!


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