Engagement Rings with a Diamond Band

Engagement rings with a diamond band most popular is the Fliss design

Main image Fliss design R1D013

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.

Grain set diamond band extending half way around ring

 

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.

Engagement ring with fully diamond set band

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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Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.