The Dos and Don’ts of your “I Do” Diamond Jewellery.

Firstly, let’s take a moment to appreciate this momentous time in your life; in the immortal words of Freddie Mercury, you’ve found what so many are searching for, somebody to love.

This is an incredibly exciting time. You’ve the perfect partner and the perfect symbol of your love; an engagement ring to be worn forever more.

And although the next few months will be filled with frivolity, fantasy frocks and family wrangling, we’d like to take this moment to look at how best to compliment your engagement ring with the perfect wedding band.

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There are a few schools of thought, so we’ll do our best to cut through the clutter and give you a hit list of pro tips to ensure the partnership between your bridal bling is a match made in heaven.

Let’s start with the basics.

Diamond Engagement Ring Settings

As you know, there are many, many engagement ring settings and designs. It’s important to note that if you are not over the moon about your engagement ring, now’s the time to do something about it. Most jewellers will allow you to return your ring within 30 days of original purchase. As outlined above, this ring will be with you for the rest of your life, so it should be something you absolutely love. If you’d like to chat about alternate options, head into one of our Shimansky Showrooms or stores and one of our experts will be able to help you find the perfect piece.

That being said, let’s identify your ring setting and the wedding bands that best compliment it. It’s important to keep in mind that at Shimansky we are very happy to create a bespoke wedding band to suit your style. Our expert staff and onsite designers can assist you whenever suits you. Contact us to find out more.

Channel Set

The band features a row of diamonds set between two strips of metal. While this is a very sturdy setting and the diamonds are likely to stay in place.

Channel Set Engagement Rings suit a variety of wedding bands; ; The I Do Wedding Ring, The Micro Set Diamond Band or The Circle of Love Ladies Wedding Band.

Bezel Set

Bezel set engagement rings feature diamonds that are completely or partially encircled by a thin border of precious metal holding it securely in place. This setting, also sometimes referred to as a tube setting, accentuates the diamond for a contemporary look. The bezel setting is commonly used for round cut diamonds but a highly skilled jeweller at Shimansky can make you a bezel setting for any shaped diamond, including oval, pear, heart and other fancy shape.

This setting is complimented by the I Do Wedding Ring or The Micro Set Diamond Band.

3-Stone

Two smaller diamonds flank the larger central stone. The stones don’t have to be the same size or type. This is an incredibly popular setting.

The 3-Stone or Trilogy setting is complimented by a variety of wedding bands. The My Girl Full Eternity Ring, The I Do Wedding Ring, The Micro Set Diamond Band or The Circle of Love Ladies Wedding Band

Pave

The band features a row of diamonds set very closely together. In other words, the band is “paved” with diamonds. While this is one of the most in-demand types of engagement ring settings, it’s another one that’s difficult to resize.


Prong Set

Metal claws hold the centre diamond in place. This is a great setting because it really highlights the beauty of the main stone. Also known as a Claw Set, at Shimansky we have quite a few beautiful Prong/Claw Set options.

Prong Set engagement rings are complemented by a variety of wedding bands. The I Do Wedding Ring, Micro Set Diamond Band or theCircle of Love Ladies Wedding Band.

Halo

The band features a row of diamonds set very closely together. In other words, the band is “paved” with diamonds. This is one of the most in-demand types of engagement ring settings.

A row of diamonds surrounds a large centre diamond. One of the most on-trend types of engagement ring settings, the halo accentuates the centre diamond making it appear larger. Our favourite Shimansky Halo Rings are The Rose Gold Halo, The Round Brilliant Cut Halo, and The Fancy Yellow My Girl Halo Diamond Ring.

The Halo setting allows for a variety of complimentary wedding bands; The I Do Wedding Ring, The Micro Set Diamond Band or The I Do Wedding Ring or The Circle of Love Ladies Wedding Band.

Split Shank

The band has a split effect, almost resembling two bands in one. Those who like statement jewellery will adore this style, and there is simply no better examples than our Evolym Micro Set Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring and our truly iconic Millennium Diamond Ring.

Designed to complement the Evolym diamond engagement ring, the classic Evolym Wedding Band shown is crafted in 18K white gold. Its clean lines and smooth finish ensure it remains a timeless creation that exudes sophisticated, contemporary style. The other, beautiful option is the Millennium Micro Set Diamond Wedding Band.

Keep in mind that if you can’t find your perfect wedding band, do not settle; our highly trained experts are always available to assist you in creating your very own, bespoke design.

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