Engagement

Ring Types

Solitaire

Whether white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or platinum; whether a thick band, thin band, or twisted band; whether four prongs, six prongs, or bezel set… A solitaire ring is an exhibition of a single center stone. This engagement ring style compliments any hand, a thin band works well for small fingers, while a thick band allows for multiple setting alternatives. A solitaire ring is exceptional in its simplicity.

Pavé

This style of engagement rings accents the center stone. Diamonds run along the band—either all the way around or ending halfway. Pavé settings have the least metal showing compared to all other styles. Within the pavé ring style are more subcategories: shared prong and micropavé. A shared prong ring sets side-by-side stones with the same prong. A micropavé ring typically uses smaller prongs and diamonds are set closer together. Lastly, pavé styles can have more than one row of diamonds.

Halo

A circle of diamonds surrounds the center stone to give the appearance of a larger main stone. The halo can be one row of diamonds or multiple rows. The halo can also be under the stone. This shows shine from every angle. The style of the band of a halo ring can vary depending on the amount of shine and intricate details one pleases. Overall, this style creates the illusion of a combined center stone and its encircling accented stones.

Channel

Engagement rings featuring a channel setting do not include prongs. Instead, accent diamonds along the band are secured between two strips of metal. The diamonds appear suspended between the borders.

Side Stone

Such a ring style features multiple, decently-sized stones along the band at the sides of the center stone. The number of side stones can vary, as can the way they are set. A side stone engagement ring makes an impressive statement.

Three Stone

A diamond on each side of a center stone can beautifully accentuate the main diamond. The two side stones can vary greatly in size and shape therefore, the impact of such a style changes. This style represents a journey of a relationship: the past, the present, and the future.

Antique

Craftsmanship shines in antique style rings. Such rings showcase intricate designs, vintage motifs, and unique shapes. Filigree and milgrain are extremely common in antique settings. Filigree is an ornamental pattern in a lace-like design. Milgrain is a design technique that features small beads along an edge of metal. Antique style engagement rings are extremely elegant and appear to be one-of-a-kind.

RING SIZING

Daniel William Diamonds is here to help you in determining the correct finger size, we offer several options below. If for some reason your order does not fit comfortably not to worry; we will resize it free within 90 days of purchase!

RING SIZING GUIDE

Simply print out our easy to use Ring Sizing Guide and determine your finger size within minutes.

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REQUEST A FREE RING SIZER

We are happy to send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer so that can you easily determine your ring size. Plastic ring sizers are available to US customers, please allow seven to ten days to arrive.

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INTERNATIONAL RING SIZE CHART

Daniel William Diamond rings are denoted in US Sizes. View our conversion chart to see how US sizes convert to those of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, and Japan.

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FREE 90 DAY RESIZE POLICY

Daniel William Diamonds offers a complimentary one time resizing within 90 day of purchase. Please feel free to contact customer service to begin the process.

Metal

Gold

Gold is the most versatile of all the precious metals and the most common choice for jewelry. Gold purity is measured in karats, (not to be confused with the term carat which measures a diamonds weight) the higher the karat the purer the gold.

Since pure gold is too soft to be used in jewelry, it is mixed with other metal alloys such as silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to increase its strength. Most often gold jewelry comes in 18K and 14K which allows it to be durable enough for everyday use. Purity of gold also effects its shade and color, with higher purity being richer and having a more saturated color while lower purity is slightly paler yellow.

24 karat = 100% pure gold
18 karat = 75% pure gold
14 karat = 58.3% pure gold
10 karat = 41.7% pure gold

Yellow Gold

Traditional and classic, the most common hue of all the golds. Yellow gold provides a warm, rich glow and has been the go to wedding band metal for the last several decades.

White Gold

Another classic metal yet more contemporary than yellow gold, its gleaming shine is the perfect match for diamonds. White gold is plated with a hard element called rhodium which resists scratches and tarnishing and gives white gold its reflective appearance. It does however wear away over time and requires replating to restore its original appearance.

Rose Gold

Also known as pink or red gold, rose gold is often considered to be a romantic choice and is used commonly for engagement rings and wedding bands. Rose gold has a warm pink hue that comes from combining yellow gold and copper alloy. It does not require rhodium replanting but may need a repolish overtime to restore its original luster. Fashionable for both men and women, rose gold has recently surged in popularity.

Platinum

A rare natural white metal known for its strength and purity, platinum is considered the most precious of all jewelry metals. This naturally white metal is extremely durable, it does not have to mixed with other alloys for strength. Its density provides a secure setting for diamonds and its elegant sheen does not fade over time, making replanting your platinum unnecessary.