Engagement Rings vs. Wedding Rings

A lot of people think wedding rings and engagement rings are the same thing. Well, they are not.

The engagement ring is the main ring that the man “pops the question” with. It is impressive and makes the woman cry. This is the ring you show your woman when you get down on one knee. The engagement ring is the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is and prove you are wise and serious.1 carat diamond ring wedding set

The wedding ring though is an additional band that is welded to engagement ring after the wedding ceremony. 

If you want to impress, a 1 carat diamond ring is a sure fire way to make her melt. So let’s briefly touch on the different types of engagement rings to see what fits your woman’s unique taste.

Engagement Rings

Solitaire Engagement Rings  

This ring setting features a single stone with 4 to 6 prongs. In addition, this classic ring setting displays a timeless simplicity that you can not go wrong with.

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Pavé Engagement Rings

This right setting design features the main stone like the solitaire setting but uniquely has many smaller diamonds encrusted on each side of the ring. This creative design gives the illusion of a solid diamond surface.

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Channel Set Engagement Rings

This ring setting uses no prongs.  But it does feature the main stone as usual.  This unique ring choice has linear diamonds embedded in the channel groove. Resulting in a unique look that is unbeatable.

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Three Stone Engagement Rings 

This ring type features a large center stone with two slightly smaller sized diamonds on both sides. As a result, you have strong glimmer with round and princess cut diamonds. This ring is a real head turner.

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Side Stone Engagement Rings

Side stone engagement ring settings provide a perfect complement to a center stone.  Because side stones add the illusions of size and brilliance to the center diamond, they make the engagement ring more impressive and radiant. Round or princess cut shape diamonds are typically chosen, but most diamond shapes can be used.

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Tension Set Engagement Rings

This modern design uses no prongs that create a unique look. The main stone holds in place by the force of the band.  As a result, you get a unique look. This is so because it has a twisted metal look that is unique compared to the rest.

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Halo Engagement Rings

 This particular ring setting features a main center stone that has many multiple micro diamonds surrounding it like a halo. As a result, this 1 carat diamond ring has a beautiful halo effect around the main diamond.

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Vintage Engagement Rings 

This antique style ring as the band twisted into a figure 8 on each side of the center featured stone.  Consequently, you get a unique 1-carat diamond ring that stands outshines as one of the brightest.

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