Ring Education: Ring Types
"If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it." Sounds so simple, right? Sure, simple for Beyonce, who now sports an 18-carat rock. Robbins Brothers knows that finding the perfect engagement ring isn't easy. A great place to begin your search is determining your ring type.
A single diamond set in a traditional, plain mounting, usually with four or six prongs. This is a traditional engagement ring, and can be personalized with diamond bands, or a ring guard or wrap (which literally guard or wrap the main ring, and also "frame" the larger diamond to make it more prominent).
The halo is a circle of micropavé diamonds that surrounds the center diamond or other gemstone, visually expanding the appearance of the center by as much as a half-carat or more. Diamond shapes such as the round, cushion, asscher, princess and oval may be accented with a halo of round micropavé diamonds.
The idea of the promise ring originated centuries ago as lovers promised each other they'd get engaged to wed one day. This romantic tradition lives on at Robbins Brothers in the form of these beautiful promise rings that symbolize loyalty and commitment before the engagement, during a relationship or as a vow to a loved one.