Setting diamonds separately between vertical bars of metal is another way to set precious stones.
Bar settings are similar to channel settings, but the difference is that channel settings enclose the diamond on all sides whereas the bar setting leaves the diamond exposed on two sides, held in place by the metal bars that secure the stones on the other two sides.
This setting can compliment a center stone or stand alone for an impressive wedding band or stackable ring. See the photo below of a bar-set eternity band.
Pros of a Bar Setting
Offers better visibility to diamonds than a channel setting (due to less metal)
Functions as a stackable ring, simple band or one with a stunning center stone
Securely holds stones in place with metal bars
Amplifies sparkle as stones are more exposed
The most accurate way to determine ring size is to have your partners ring finger measured by a professional jeweler. But if thats not possible, dont be concerned. There are other approaches you can take. Ask your partners parents or close friends about her ring size. Or, try borrowing one of your partners existing rings. Using our online ring sizing guide, youll be able to determine the ring size she wears. Our online ring sizing guide contains some additional hints on ring size. And if you contact us (Wedding Rings Singapore), were happy to provide extra guidance or send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer. Keep in mind that if you purchase a ring that does not fit correctly, well gladly resize it for you for free within 30 days.
A halo engagement ring, is a ring with a centre stone that has a circle of diamonds or gemstones around it. Great for adding sparkle to a coloured gemstone or to a smaller stone.
If you feel unsure or overwhelmed, consider selecting a diamond but proposing with a temporary engagement setting. This approach allows her to select her own perfect setting. Women take part in over 60% of engagement ring decisions, so rest assured you are not alone. If you prefer to surprise her and are just looking for more ideas, view our Customer Favorites or Top 20 Engagement Rings, which feature our most popular rings. You can also get inspired by our Top 10 Pinned Rings by discovering what styles are trending on Pinterest.
You know that the most classic engagement ring style features a center diamond, but you may not know whether your girlfriend craves that style or wants something more unique. We can tell you this: close to 90% of engagement rings feature a diamond, and sapphires are the second most common engagement ring gemstone. If your girlfriends taste runs to the unconventional, then she may prefer something other than a diamond or sapphire engagement ringbut based on the numbers, a diamond or sapphire is a very safe bet.
The main choices for engagement ring metals are platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Platinum and white gold are the most popular choices. These two metals look very similar, but platinum is more durable and costs about 50% more. To get a sense of what type of precious metal your girlfriend would prefer, pay attention to the jewelry she currently wears.