While which engagement ring you choose is a personal decision based on many factors, it's helpful to know the most popular engagement ring settings and styles.

Since purchasing an engagement ring is a big step both emotionally and financially, it is a purchase you will want to get right. Just like buying a car or putting a down payment on a house, it's best to explore all your options and go into it informed. 

At Gold & Diamond Source, we've been helping the Tampa Bay-area say "I do" since 1984. Today we are sharing the top engagement ring settings and styles that today's brides are loving

Most Popular Engagement Ring Settings and Styles

1. Solitaire

Solitaire engagement rings showcase the dazzling beauty of a single diamond or gemstone. If you are looking for a classic, traditional engagement ring that radiates elegance and simplicity, a solitaire engagement ring might be right for you.

In a solitaire engagement ring, the diamond takes center stage, unlike a halo engagement ring or three-stone engagement ring. This engagement ring style is typically paired with a prong setting to maximize the sparkle.

Many couples are surprised to learn that a solitaire engagement ring setting can work with any diamond shape— from round to pear to heart! With a single center diamond, this ring style is a classic choice that never go out of style.

2. Halo

A halo engagement ring features a halo of smaller diamonds surrounding a larger center diamond. Unlike a solitaire engagement ring that showcases a single diamond, the halo engagement ring style pulls out all the stops to shine. This style can accommodate any diamond shape— working well with everything from emerald to pear to heart shape stones! Halos even flatter three-stone engagement rings, adding an irresistible appeal we can't get enough of.

Halo engagement rings are perfect for brides looking for a romantic, classic look. This engagement ring style is perfect for anyone wanting to maximize their center diamond— even making it appear a much larger carat size than it actually is. 

If you are attracted to styles with maximum sparkle and a classic appeal, this style might be right for you.

3. Three-Stone

If honoring your past, present, and future is important, a three stone engagement ring might be right for you. This style is a meaningful style to choose to celebrate your love story for all that it was yesterday, all that it is today, and all that it will be tomorrow. The three stones in this setting are also known to symbolize friendship, love and fidelity. Three stone engagement rings are also commonly known as trilogy or trinity rings.

Unlike a solitaire engagement ring with one main diamond or gemstone, three stone engagement rings feature three main stones, which can all be the same size or cascading.

Your three-stone engagement ring can take form in all shapes, sizes, colors, and gemstones. The options of customizing your dream ring are endless— meaning your engagement ring can truly be as unique as your own love story.


Create Your Dream Engagement Ring

A custom, handcrafted piece of jewelry from Gold and Diamond Source allows you the opportunity to create and design a one of a kind piece of jewelry that will become a part of you— no matter the style you choose. Our award winning custom designer gives you the opportunity to create the jewelry piece of your dreams. We use the latest CAD (Computer Aided Design) design programs or hand wax carvings to show you exactly what your piece of jewelry will look like so you can be assured it will be exactly what you are looking for and enjoy for years to come. Learn more here.


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"My husband and I went to the G&DS before we got engaged to look at diamonds and settings. We were immediately impressed with the friendly, professional atmosphere and the incredible selection of beautiful stones and jewelry. Cale and Debbie were extremely knowledgable and super helpful. We ended up buying all three of our rings from G&DS, and they were very accommodating making sure everything fit perfectly. Their customer service is superior and the quality and prices of their jewelry is unbeatable. Highly recommend!!!" — Kathi Y. on Yelp