2024 Different Types of Engagement Rings


No matter what diamond shape or weight you decide to go with, the solitaire engagement ring design is a sturdy and classic choice.

Diamond shapes round, oval, cushion, princess, emerald, radiant, asscher, marquise, heart, and pear diamonds

The focus of this ring is on the main diamond and the band itself, where you can decide on different metal finishes or gold colors.

Rings showing 14 and 18 karat yellow, rose and white gold along with platinum

Popular solitaire styles are those featuring round shape diamonds and emerald cut diamonds in either a prong or bezel.

4 prong white metal solitaire round diamond ring

Emerald cut diamond set in a yellow gold bezel setting

Split Shank

A split shank ring features a center stone and a band that is split and shows the fleshy bit of your finger. These rings are sometimes set with diamonds around one of the bands, or both, and can feature two different colors of gold, for example combining one yellow or white gold shank with the other in rose gold has become very popular.

emerald cut center stone with a halo, split shank and pave in white metal

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Twisted Band

A twisted band, similar to a split shank in that it has two metal wires as the band, only they are twisted, similar to the look of a rope as opposed to split. This type of band gives a natural and organic feel to the engagement ring and provides a different texture than the regular smooth metal that you usually see on engagement rings.

Twisted shank rose gold princess cut solitaire ring

Three Stone

Three stone engagement rings pack a punch in terms of their carat weight and their overall appeal. They feature three diamonds, a larger center with two smaller side stones and can range in terms of shape and size depending on your preferences. You can use 3 of the same diamond cut or you can decide to go with a center stone that differs from the cut of the side stones. As with all engagement rings, you can pick your metal and its finish as well as how you would like your stones set, bezel and prong settings being a few great options!

An oval center stone with two round side diamonds making up the three stone ring in rose gold

Cushion cut center stone with a trillion cut diamond flanking each side in white metal (3 stone)

Three stone emerald diamond ring set in white metal


A halo ring or double halo ring design is for someone who loves lots of sparkle. Small diamonds are usually pave, bead or prong set to surround the center diamond, whatever shape it may be. Many celebrities have been known to go with large halo style rings, but again no matter the carat size of your center stone or your melee, the halo is a great way to play with the light refraction of the diamonds and is a very regal style engagement ring!

An emerald cut diamond ring with a halo in white metal

Round diamond in a halo ring

Sophie Lee
Sophie Lee
Sophie is a born diamond, gemstone and antique jewelry enthusiast. She began working with jewelry while living in Tel Aviv, earned her GIA AJP in 2020 and is currently a multimedia artist in NYC, specializing in paintings and jewelry that she produces and designs.