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A guide to engagement rings with a diamond band
Engagement rings with a diamond band feature among some of the most popular diamond ring styles. Set with small, beautifully faceted diamonds, each stone is precisely sized. Outer diamonds complement a larger main diamond which usually features as the centrepiece of the ring design. This popular type of engagement ring is often described as a diamond shoulder style of ring.
Fully set bands – consider this first
If you choose an engagement ring with a fully diamond set band, remember that the finger size cannot be changed. It is possible to adjust the size of a plain band. This is worth considering if you are likely to require a size adjustment at some point in the future.
The Ellie design features grain set diamonds extending half of the way around the band
Setting styles for diamond bands
The range of diamond setting styles can vary greatly. Channel settings, grain settings, claw settings, flush settings and pavé settings are just some of the different ways that diamonds can be set into a ring.
Popular engagement rings with diamond bands
Some of the most popular styles include half set diamond bands below a classic round or princess cut diamond. Channel settings include a wall of metal protecting the edge of each diamond. This style is very popular giving some degree of protection for the small outer diamonds within the band. Square princess cuts provide a neater overall look. The square shape allows a continuous ribbon of diamonds, without gaps. The most popular diamond shapes for engagement ring bands are those shapes cut in very small sizes. These include round, princess cut, square cut and baguette cut diamonds. Baguette cuts can be arranged either longitudinally or laterally across the band depending on preference.
The above bespoke ring combination included an engagement ring with a diamond band extending all of the way around the ring.
Boosting carat weight with a diamond set band
Engagement rings with a diamond band often achieve a higher carat weight for less cost than a solitaire engagement ring of the same carat weight. Combining a central diamond of 0.75cts with 0.25cts in the band will result in a total carat weight of 1.00cts. The solitaire equivalent will be far greater in price by comparison. Adding diamonds to a band can be a great way of increasing the ring’s carat weight without dramatically increasing the cost.
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