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Choosing A Side Stone For The Engagement Ring

By Dr.jenifer Sayyed @SayyedJenifer

If you are soon to be asking your partner for her hand in marriage, the engagement ring will no doubt be on your mind, and more and more people are turning to customised solutions, which is no more expensive than purchasing a ring off the shelf.

When two people are about to be joined together in holy matrimony, the engagement ring is seen as a symbol of the man’s love and devotion to his beloved. It also serves as a promise of the much awaited union.

With that in mind, here are a few ideas for choosing suitable side stones.

How Many Side Stones?

Some people prefer a 3-stone design, with a central diamond and one smaller stone on either side, while others prefer a 5-stone arrangement.

It is worth noting that the more side stones you have, the more complex the setting will be, which is something to discuss with the jeweller who specialises in a one-off customised diamond engagement ring Brisbane couples go for. The jeweller is the right person to turn to as he or she has the know-how and the experience.


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Choosing the Size of Side Stones

It is an important consideration to have the side stones in proportion to the main stone, which is something the custom jeweller can advise you about.

The jeweller would have many fine images of previous creations, to give you an idea how the ring will look, and the setting has a lot to do with that.

Choosing A Side Stone For The Engagement Ring
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Side Stone Colour

You might prefer to have side stones that contrast with the main diamond, which is a nice way to add some color and depth to the design.

There are two main schools of thought regarding stone colour; the old school firmly believe that the side stones and the central stone should be of the same shade, while the contemporary look is to have a clear center stone with coloured side stones.

It really is a personal decision, and if you like the idea of several colours merging, talk to a custom jeweller.


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Choosing A Setting

The setting is crucial, as this will determine how well the diamonds are set into the ring. The custom jeweller can show you many different settings, such as the channel setting, which is considered to be the safest, as the diamonds are very well protected and there is less chance of losing a stone.

The bezel setting is also regarded as a safe setting, more so than the traditional prong setting. There are articles available online if you need further reading on selecting side stones for a diamond engagement ring.


Of course, designing the ring from scratch gives you many options, and one must always take into account the practical side of things, and choosing a design that will stand up to wearing the ring continuously is the best solution.

If you would like to discuss ring designs with an accomplished custom jeweller, start with a Google search and make an appointment to visit the jeweller. Make sure you have a few basic ring design ideas, which will aid the jeweller in coming up with a suitable design.

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