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The 7 Terms You Need To Know To Build a Custom Engagement Ring

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This month, the House of Harry Winston unveils the Ultimate Bridal Collection, an exclusive service allowing clients to custom create a one-of-a-kind diamond engagement ring, as rare and unique as their own individual love story. To introduce the Ultimate Bridal Collection, the team at Harry Winston broke down the buzz words you'll need to know when ordering a custom engagement ring.

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This month, Harry Winston Launches the Ultimate Bridal Collection, an exclusive service allowing clients to create custom, one-of-a-kind engagement rings like the ones in these sketches.

1 This month, Harry Winston Launches the Ultimate Bridal Collection, an exclusive service allowing clients to create custom, one-of-a-kind engagement rings like the ones in these sketches.

Don't know where to start with your custom adventure? Harry Winston offers a carefully curated portfolio of engagement ring designs.

2 Don't know where to start with your custom adventure? Harry Winston offers a carefully curated portfolio of engagement ring designs.

With no detail over looked, Winston designers give careful consideration to the accompanying side stones, tailoring each–no matter the size–to achieve the ideal proportions and to perfectly complement the diamond center stone.

3 With no detail over looked, Winston designers give careful consideration to the accompanying side stones, tailoring each–no matter the size–to achieve the ideal proportions and to perfectly complement the diamond center stone.

Master artisans meticulously sculpt Platinum settings in the legendary Winston Workshop

4 Master artisans meticulously sculpt Platinum settings in the legendary Winston Workshop

Round Brilliant Diamond Ring with Cluster Accent Halo and Diamond Center Stone Totaling 3.26-Carats, Set in Platinum, Harry Winston the Ultimate Bridal Collection

5 Round Brilliant Diamond Ring with Cluster Accent Halo and Diamond Center Stone Totaling 3.26-Carats, Set in Platinum, Harry Winston the Ultimate Bridal Collection

Twin Marquise Diamond Ring on a Pave Band, Diamond Center Stones Totaling 4.05-Carats, Set in Platinum, Harry Winston the Ultimate Bridal Collection

6 Twin Marquise Diamond Ring on a Pave Band, Diamond Center Stones Totaling 4.05-Carats, Set in Platinum, Harry Winston the Ultimate Bridal Collection

Cushion-Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring with Tapered Baguettes, Diamond Center Stone Totaling 5.01-Carats, Set in Platinum, Harry Winston the Ultimate Bridal Collection

7 Cushion-Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring with Tapered Baguettes, Diamond Center Stone Totaling 5.01-Carats, Set in Platinum, Harry Winston the Ultimate Bridal Collection

Center Stone: The focal gemstone in an engagement ring setting. Usually a diamond but other gemstones, such as sapphires, are occasionally used.

Shank: The part of the ring which encircles the finger. Most commonly done in Platinum or 18k white, yellow or rose gold. The shank is sometimes set with micropave diamonds.

Solitaire: An engagement ring with a prominent center stone.

Setting: The style and technique used to mount gemstones. Popular ring settings include:

  • Prong: Metal “claws” that securely hold the gemstone in place.
  • Pave: Small diamonds that are set very closely together using delicate beads of metal to create a seamless appearance.
  • Bar Set: Gemstones are set between parallel bars.
  • Channel: Gemstones of approximately the same size are set within a metal wall.
  • Bezel: Setting where metal encircles the gemstone.

Side Stones: Side stones are smaller diamonds or gemstones that compliment the center stone. Popular side stone cuts include tapered baguettes, trillions, shields, pear-shaped, and half moons.

Halo: Small row or rows of teeny diamonds or gemstones that encircle the center stone.

Three Stone: Ring with three gemstones of the same shape usually with a large center stone.

Not sure exactly what you're looking for just yet? Browse our Ring Finder for inspiration and ideas.

Comments (1)

  • I'm going mental! I've been looking for something extremely simple yet there are no answers to describe what I want to know. And that is what are the names of the different types of band styles shapes, and other uniquely metal terms (gold and platinum without stones of any kind)
    I hate stones and prefer straight bands but I never know what to call them or how to describe them! But I'd know it if I saw one to paraphrase that supreme ct judge....

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