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The Top 5 Ways to Wear Round Engagement Rings

By Stephanie Dore

Round engagement rings are the most popular engagement ring style for many reasons. But at the top of our personal list for reasons to love round cut diamonds? Versatility, darling! Whether you fancy yourself a classicist or a contemporary, a romantic or a rebel, the round diamond offers something for everyone. Want to see just how versatile this brilliant diamond shape is? Our collections feature the many moods of a round diamond, curated to the tastes and desires of today.

There’s nothing wrong with letting your round brilliant pop, and our Harper will let your diamond stop the show.

Keep it Simple

If you’re a little more fancy (but still not flashy), a Harper setting is perfect for your round diamond. Harper is a collection full of quintessential engagement ring styles complete with just the right amount of mid-century mod. And what looks best with a diamond? More diamonds, of course. Adding some glittering pave diamond side stones to your ring will perfectly show off your round center stone without stealing its shine.

Thoughtfully designed to stack flush with a wedding ring, our Harper No. 1 Round Skinny Solitaire engagement ring setting is our most popular solitaire for a reason. We stripped this beauty down to its bare essentials leaving only 6 delicate claw prongs and a slim 1.5mm band. Let’s just say she looks good with everything.

If you want to turn up the volume, our breezy round three-stone engagement ring gives you major finger coverage with as little metal weight as possible. Or go all out with a stunning french pave pave diamond halo engagement ring, which surrounds your choice of round center stone with tiny pave accents and a classic split shank. We make each halo custom to fit your stone so the look is seamless and perfectly finished.

Low Profile Vibes

When does minimalism say more? If you’re a modern person-about-town with, you know, hands that actually do things, and you’re looking for a streamlined ring that still oozes plenty of style… look no further. What do all low profile styles have in common? They’re clean, clean, clean, baby. Take our Golden Bathtub, for instance, or as we like to call it “the golden bathtub” with its uber-sleek solid bezel setting (read: snag free!) and slim, comfort-fit band. Talk about wear-anywear cool girl chic.
If you want to keep it simple but add a bit of vintage flair, opt for a stunning bezel or prong set diamond rings for rose cut diamonds. Round rose cuts are the lowest of low profile, have that vintage glow, and can give you a little something different if you want round but still want to stand out from the crowd.

rose diamond vintage cut engagement ring
Love the shape but not the big bling of a round brilliant? A rose cut may be perfect for you!
round diamond bezel engagement ring
The sleek simplicity of a round bezel is brilliantly satisfying.

Bold Bezel

For aesthetic sophisticates and Hollywood stars alike, breezy bezels pack the heat. This collection is all about glam, but make it modern — we’re talking clean lines and Art Deco sensibilities, darling. For a round take on the look, we have the Twist. See its signature twisted gallery and super-slim bezel? Talk about wow factor. We love pairing this subtle curviness with a bold, square profile band to keep things interesting.

Now, our collection might look like it’s otherwise full of emerald and Asscher cut diamonds… and, well, it kind of is. But don’t let that fool you, darling. Most of our styles can be customized to suit a round diamond and our designers are more than happy to help you get what you want! A two-tone underline bezel, perhaps? Or maybe a floral solitaire with plenty of pave? We’re here to make your round diamond dreams come true. And you can start customizing your look with our design quiz, where you’ll get a free sketch (and there’s no limit)!

The Modern Touch

If you’re the type to walk on the wild side of life, the exposed profile is where you’ll meet your match. In our uber-popular clutch and plunge ring styles, round cut diamonds don’t play by the rules. The super stackable, low profile clutch setting actually elongates the look of a round with its half bezel bars of metal, making it (shockingly) even more flattering on your finger. Meanwhile, the round plunge ring flaunts a four-prong top view paired with a sculptural open gallery from the side. Want a little extra something with that? Try the diamond accented gallery for a surprising bit of sparkle.

What goes well with a half bezel engagement ring? These low-profile styles, with their super slender comfort-fit bands will work with just about any wedding band, but we’re partial to something bold! Our customers love pairing the Rigatoni ring — from our ode to NYC pasta! — with a whisper-thin engagement ring setting for incredible contrast. Or try our XO diamond eternity band which features east-west ovals in half-bezel settings and the metal of your choice

round engagement ring diamond half bezel
A half bezel is as minimalist as it gets, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be customized!
round three stone engagement ring with pear side stones
There is nothing, and we mean NOTHING, more romantic than a round three stone!

Floral Fantasy

Sucker for a classic love story and the styles that go with it? Then floral is for you. All a-flutter with sensual curves, decorative fancy cuts and rococo nostalgia, floral engagement rings are the hopeless romantic of the bunch. Take the six-prong floral solitaire (with or without pave diamond accents) for instance. Its Art Nouveau-inspired floral prongs will have you falling in love in an instant. We even crafted it to stack flush with your wedding band because we know you strive for perfection in every detail. If you want to up the ante, do a three-stone round floral engagement ring for triple the action.

If you like something that’s romantic but with a twist, our low-profile milgrain round bezel setting offers sculptural details, delicate cathedral shoulders and the subtlest of milgrain accents. Think of milgrain like the ultimate pinstripe, darling. You shan’t do without. And let’s not leave the bands out, because Sidney boasts some serious diamond showstoppers. Meet the Paisley Eternity Bands which feature mixed-shape diamonds set in bold bezels that go all the way around the finger. Or our signature scalloped eternity band with its endless circle of round diamonds set in a shared prong setting with a scalloped side profile for maximizing sparkle and comfort.

Choosing a Round Diamond

If you’re all styled out and still haven’t chosen your round diamond yet, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. For everything 4Cs and more (like the inside scoop on what to look for and what to avoid), check out our ultimate guide to round brilliant cut diamonds and then get your search on!

Our diamond collection features more than 10,000 GIA and IGI certified lab grown and natural diamonds, complete with 360-degree images. Just don’t forget to zoom out (because size can be deceiving)! Or book a virtual or offline appointment at our New York studio to view diamonds in person. 

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