Hidden Details You Don?t Want To Miss When Shopping for Engagement Rings

August 15th, 2021

If you?re planning to get engaged this year, then you are probably on the hunt for the perfect ring. While first impressions should surely be taken into consideration, shopping for an engagement ring often requires a closer inspection. We have outlined four hidden design elements to make note of before deciding on your forever ring. Discover these can?t miss details below.

Consider the Side Stone Placement

If you?ve spent any time looking at engagement rings, then you?re probably familiar with styles featuring side stones. However, you might not know that there are multiple placement options for these gems. Depending on your taste and preferences, you can opt for a prong setting in which the stones sit in a basket, a pav? style where diamonds are held with metal beads for a seamless illusion, or a channel setting, in which grooved metal rows connect the diamonds.

Along with creating a different appearance, the options offer varying levels of security. For example, channel options don?t snag on clothes, so they?re great for those who tend to wear their jewelry while changing clothes at the gym.

New Bridal Jewelry Trend: Hidden Halos

When it comes to rings with hidden details, the secret halo style has captured the heart of many brides-to-be. While a traditional halo ring features a visible ring of diamonds around the center stone, hidden halos wrap around the underside of the diamond. For this reason, the style is also called an under halo. If you love a subtly sparkling style, consider this breathtaking design by Gabriel & Co, which also features a tapered band set with diamonds.

Gorgeous Gallery Work

The most stunning bridal styles aren?t just beautiful from the top down. Gallery work refers to the underside of a ring, or the part visible beneath the center stone. Jewelry lovers who appreciate hidden details tend to like this style, as it offers a delightful surprise when viewed from particular angles. Along with diamonds and gemstones, gallery work can include filigree, milgrain beading, and other vintage touches.

We?re especially enamored with this white gold Amavida design, featuring a cathedral silhouette and curved diamond bridge. The elegant basket cradling the center stone is absolutely dripping with diamonds. You can?t go wrong with this glamorous ring with details thoughtfully placed just waiting to be discovered.

Prefer blending vintage and modern styles? We love the look of mixed metal galleries, like this white and pink gold ring. From the profile view, the gallery flourishes with pink gold scalloped strands that resemble a tiara with the crown jewel, the glittering center stone, resting delicately on top.

Subtly Sophisticated: Solitaires With Diamond Edges

It is no secret that solitaire rings remain the most popular choice year after year. This timeless style has endured through the ages, probably because it highlights the focal point of any engagement ring—the center diamond. To keep the streamlined, understated essence of the solitaire, designers have moved diamond details to the edges of the ring.

Consider this Simon G solitaire engagement ring, featuring a cloak of diamonds running along the edges of the shank from the center stone. The lines of the cathedral setting give the ring a dramatic silhouette. A bezel-set peekaboo diamond on the bridge ties the look together.

Explore Engagement Rings With Hidden Details at Bob Richards Jewelers

If you are searching for an engagement ring in Germantown, Bob Richards Jewelers is the local favorite, serving Tennessee couples for three generations. With options suitable for any budget, we?re confident there?s a piece in our store to meet your needs. For those hoping to add their own personal design touch, ask our jewelers about our engraving services, where you can add dates, initials, and other meaningful text to your bridal jewelry. We look forward to helping you find an exquisite ring.