Engagement Ring Style & Setting Guide - Wallace Bishop

Engagement Ring Style & Setting Guide

In this guide, you will find everything you know to about ring styles and settings to help you discover your dream engagement ring.
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In this guide, you will find everything you know to about ring styles and settings to help you discover your dream engagement ring.

A beautiful sparkling diamond says more than words: it’s the strongest expression of your love and commitment for the special person in your life. All Wallace Bishop’s diamond engagement rings are made with the highest quality diamonds and precious metals. We can create a design to suit every your desires. 


Engagement Ring Styles

Solitaire Engagement Rings

Solitare engagement rings feature one stunning centre diamond. This style makes an iconic choice for an engagement ring as it highlights the beauty and sparkle of your diamond. 

Solitaire Engagement Rings with Shoulder Diamonds for extra SPARKLE 

If you like the aesthetic of solitaire rings but want a little more sparkle, we have a wonderful selection of solitaire rings with shoulder diamonds.




Halo Engagement Rings

The Halo engagement style features a magnificent centre stone surrounded by a dazzling cluster of smaller stones. This style is popular for engagements as the halo gives the appearance of a larger diamond.



Halo Engagement Rings

Trilogy Engagement Rings

The Trilogy engagement ring is set with a stunning trio of diamonds. Each diamond represents your love's history. The dazzling centre stone is complimented with two side stones. Representing the past, present, and future of your relationship. A trilogy engagement ring is a dazzling sentiment of your love.



Trilogy Engagement Rings

Five Stone Engagement Rings

5 Stone engagement rings feature five dazzling diamonds of equal or graduating size. This style can be a symbolic expression of history, qualities and eternal love. The 5 stone style signifies the five qualities of true love - love, commitment, trust, communication and empathy.

Bridal Sets 

A Bridal Set is a pair of wedding and engagement rings that are designed to be worn together.  Our Bridal Sets come in many different styles, shapes and precious metals including; white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold.  Set with sparkling, natural diamonds in various different diamond cuts.



Bridal Sets

Design Your Own  

Can’t find a ring that’s quite your style? Come into your nearest Wallace Bishop store to discuss design the design process. Our workshop team are highly skilled master jewellers who can create your dream engagement ring. 


Now that you are aware of the different engagement ring styles, it is important that you understand the various engagement ring settings. We have listed all of the different settings you will need to know to select your ideal ring.


Engagement Ring Settings

Solitaire Setting

This is a traditional setting that emphasises the centre stone. The stone is held in place by intricate prongs. The simplicity of this setting makes it a popular choice for engagement rings.

Bezel Setting

This setting is where the stone's perimeter is enclosed by a metal casing. This setting has a vintage feel to it, which makes it perfect for the bride who wants something unique or nostalgic.

Channel Setting

Channel setting features diamonds set in a row crowded between the band's two metal edges.

Pave setting

Pave setting features a band that's encrusted with small diamonds around the band of a ring.

Cathedral Setting

The Cathedral setting uses prongs and features arches of metal which holds up the diamond.

Split-Shank Setting

The negative space down the side of the diamond in this setting creates a subtly unusual design that is nevertheless classic. It also gives your centre stone greater support.

Cluster Setting

 The Cluster setting is a mass arrangement of stones on a ring. This feature is dazzling and spectacular, making it a fantastic engagement choice.




You'll be able to determine your aesthetic preferences now that you've learned about the many types and cuts of engagement rings. We have a wide selection of engagement rings at Wallace Bishop that are sure to satisfy your needs.


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