Settings Aside: Side Stone Engagement Rings

Solitaire engagement rings are classic and timeless, however many women want a ring with a bit more sparkle. The best way to achieve this glamorous yet traditional look is with side stones, which provide the sparkle and shine that so many women desire.

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Have the Sparkle from Side to Side!

There are countless side stone designs to choose from, so it shouldn’t be hard to find the perfect ring for your significant other. Get inspired by some of our favorite side stones engagement rings:

 

Having Three Brings Such Glee!

As you can see, most side stones engagement rings feature three stones: one diamond in the center of the setting with one smaller-sized diamond on each side of it.

Light bounces back and forth off of each diamond in this setting, making the stones appear to be blindingly brilliant. Small pave diamonds placed around the length of the band can make this setting even more glitzy and glamorous.

 

Having Three Brings Such Glee!

The More Sparkle, The Better!

The three-stone design is one of the most popular side stone engagement rings setting, but it’s far from the only option available.

Five-stone designs are similar to three-stone designs, featuring two small-sized diamonds on each side of the center stone instead of just one. There are also more unique settings that feature side stones nestled inside unique swirl, knot, or ribbon designs. These settings are less traditional, but they typically have a more intense sparkle because of the number of diamonds.

 

The More Sparkle, The Better!

Sides and Shapes!

Pairing round side stones with a round center diamond creates a chic and sophisticated look that will never go out of style. However, the side stones do not need to match the shape of the center stone. Baguette diamonds pair beautifully with emerald, princess, or cushion cut diamonds. This pairing creates clean lines and an art deco feel, whereas pear-shaped side stones instantly make the setting more modern and unique. A side stone engagement ring with rubies, sapphires, or other gemstones is ideal for women who want an edgy and eye-catching design. There are endless possibilities; this setting has stood the test of time because of how easy it is to customize it. Simply adjust the size, shape, and type of side stones to create any look you desire!

 

Sides and Shapes!

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