What is she talking about? All about Engagement Rings.
Let us tell you what she talking about! Listed are many of the current terms and definitions of the latest engagement ring styles and lingo. You will want to know what these mean so you can get her the engagement ring of her dreams!
solitaire – Solitaire meaning “single” or “one,” basically means only one diamond atop a plain band.
halo – Got it’s name from the halo on top of an angel. This refers to the center diamond being surrounded by diamonds. Popular halo styles are cushion halo and round halo engagement ring.
cushion cut – This is a square or squarish shape with rounded edges.
pave – the way or style that the side round diamonds are set. Diamonds at set into the ring into prongs with borders. Many times the borders have beading called milligrain. Below are pictures of rings with pave set diamonds.
Micro pave refers to very small diamonds set into prongs, like pave, but without borders. Below are pics of a micro pave ring
channel set – the way or style side diamonds are sandwiched between rows of metal into a channel.
setting – refers to the ring itself, without a center diamond.
A mounting is a term that refers to the ring itself. A mounting is a ring without a center diamond. Image above.
Tiffany solitaire – the brand Tiffany made the simple solitaire popular. It is standard in the industry to refer to a 2.5mm solitaire a “Tiffany” solitaire.
antique style – refers to ring that look like an antique. Characteristics of antique style are: engraving, filigree, open work, and milligram beading
filigree – refers to scroll work or open patters on a ring
These are some of the most common engagement ring terms for 2017. We hope this gives you a good place to start. If you have questions you can always call and speak with one of our engagement ring experts. We can help you decipher what she is talking about and assist you in getting the ring of her dreams!