Themes for a Modern Engagement Ring Setup

modern engagement ring setup

For many people in the market for an engagement ring for themselves or a significant other, a desire to buck “traditional” trends and go with something a bit more unique is often present. There are several ways you can go about this, utilizing the modern options available to you while still purchasing a great ring that you or your partner will love.

At AAA Jewelers, we’re here to meet all your engagement ring and other jewelry needs, including a strong mix of both traditional and modern products. What are some modern, non-traditional themes that more people are considering? Let’s go over several, including both those that feature diamonds (in less traditional ways) and even those that may look to other stones for inspiration.

Bezel Settings

One of the most wide-ranging modern engagement ring styles is the bezel setting. Rather than holding the diamond up with metal “prongs” at its corners, a bezel setting uses a thin metal rim that goes around the entire diamond (or other stone). This creates a sleek, elegant look while also providing extra protection to the stone itself – perfect for an active person who wants to wear their ring all the time without worrying about it.

There are a few different types of bezel settings to choose from as well. A “flush” setting is the most popular, where the metal rim sits level with the rest of the ring band. You can also go for a “pavé” setting, which involves small diamonds or other stones being set into the band itself around the main stone. This creates extra sparkle and can be a great way to add a personal touch to the ring.

There are also many situations where you might consider a bezel-set center stone, which can be especially striking with a colored gemstone. If you or your partner have a favorite color, this can be a way to incorporate it the ring while still keeping things relatively simple.

Diamond Ring Duos

Another popular choice for couples looking for a modern engagement ring is to get two diamonds on the same ring rather than just a single stone. This can involve a “twisted” band with two diamonds set side-by-side, or a single band with two stones placed vertically. It’s a great way to add extra sparkle and get a bit more for your money as well.

Of course, this style isn’t just limited to diamonds – you could also consider a “two-stone” ring with any other type of gemstone. This can be a great way to add some personal meaning to the ring, such as using birthstones or stones with special significance to the two of you.

When looking into a two-stone ring, it’s also important to consider the “cut” of each stone. If you want them to match perfectly, you’ll need to find two stones with the same cut (such as round or princess). However, many couples prefer the look of two different cuts – for example, a round diamond paired with an emerald-cut stone. This can add extra interest and contrast to the ring, making it that much more unique.

Nontraditional Metals

In the past, engagement rings were almost exclusively made with gold or silver. However, there are now many other options available as well, including rose gold, white gold, platinum, and even titanium. This can be a great way to add some extra flair to the ring, and it’s also helpful if you or your partner have metal allergies.

You can also consider using two different metals in the same ring. This is often done by having a band of one metal with accents of another – for example, a white gold band with platinum highlights. This can add some extra contrast and visual interest to the ring.

Alternatives to Diamonds

Of course, not everyone wants a diamond engagement ring. If you or your partner prefer a different type of stone, there are many options available. You could consider a colored gemstone such as sapphire, ruby, or emerald. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more unique, you could opt for a less traditional stone such as opal, turquoise, or even pearl.

There are also many options available if you want to stick with diamonds but don’t necessarily want a traditional solitaire ring. You could consider a ring with multiple small diamonds instead of a single large stone. Or, if you’re looking for something truly unique, you could even have a ring made with a raw or uncut diamond.

Rose Gold

While it’s technically part of the “nontraditional metals” section we just talked about, rose gold deserves its own mention. This is because it’s become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among millennials.

Rose gold is a type of gold that’s been combined with copper to give it a pinkish hue. It’s often used as an accent metal, but it can also be used for the entire band. This can give the ring a very unique and modern look.

If you or your partner are looking for something a bit different, rose gold could be the perfect choice. It’s sure to make your ring stand out from the rest.

Customization Options

Finally, one of the best ways to get a truly unique and modern engagement ring is to simply have it customized. This can involve anything from choosing a unique setting to having the ring made with nontraditional materials.

There are many talented jewelers out there who would be more than happy to help you create the perfect ring. If you’re not sure where to start, simply explain your vision to them and they’ll be able to help you bring it to life.

These are just a few ideas to get you started on your search for the perfect modern engagement ring. There are many other options out there, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box. The most important thing is to find a ring that you and your partner will love.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our engagement rings or other diamond jewelry, speak to the staff at AAA Jewelers today.