What Are The Most Popular Engagement Ring Settings?

Engagement ring shopping and unsure what ring setting would best suit your soon-to-be fiancée? We have narrowed down the top 8 settings to help you find the ring of her dreams.

Popular Engagement Ring Settings


This classic ring setting will make your gemstone pop. As the name suggests, 4 or 6 metal prongs hold the centerstone in place to accentuate your gem of choice. The Prong style is simple, clean, and timeless.


The Bezel ring setting does away with the edges of the prongs, with smooth metal encasing all sides of the gemstone. While the stone itself is less three-dimensional, it is better for busy women on the go. The enclosed stone is less likely to get caught on fabric or hair, and still maintains the classic presentation.


The Cluster setting replaces the main diamond or gemstone with many smaller stones. This can be done to create the appearance of a larger stone, or simply to showcase different stones of varying sizes, shapes, and even colors. When using smaller stones in place of a larger stone, you can save money while having the appearance of a larger ring. The variety of stones will also catch the light at different angles, making the ring glisten.


This ring setting is perfect for custom designs with different gemstones, but works beautifully with the classic diamond, too. In a Halo setting, one large gemstone is encircled with smaller gemstones. Similar to the Prong effect, the smaller stones behind the larger stone make the centerstone pop, and make it look larger as well. As with the Cluster setting, the multitude of gemstones makes the ring glisten in the light at all angles.


This unique setting focuses on a main gemstone, like the Prong setting, but with a special twist. Instead of the gemstone being enclosed in metal prongs, it is held between the upper and lower ends of the band to appear as if the gemstone is floating. This newer setting is sleek, yet less common than the classics. The gemstone can be seen at all angles in this setting, meaning the quality of the stone is of the utmost importance. The Tension setting is perfect for a woman who prefers a special, but simple, ring without compromising quality.


If "simple" is not the word you would use to describe her style, the Pave setting may be your choice. This setting has a path of diamonds, or your choice of stones, leading up to the centerstone on either side. This ring is known to catch the light and shine. The path of stones can go fully or partially around the band, and this option also works well with a variety of gemstones on the same ring.


This non-traditional ring setting changes the shape and direction of the centerstone to be elongated and horizontal. This bold setting makes a statement and is sure to set her ring apart.

Split Shank

The name of this setting refers to the band that is split in half on either side of the centerstone as the band rises to hold the stone in place. This offers a unique band curve, adding more depth and space to support the gemstone. The split band can also be decorated and combined with the Pave setting.

How To Choose The Right Setting

Choosing the ring setting and the cut of the stone are the biggest decisions when choosing an engagement ring. Ultimately, the right setting depends on her personal style. If she is bold, the East-West setting may be the perfect setting. If she prefers a classic style, the Prong or Bezel setting are better options. Please contact us for more information on settings and engagement ring designs.