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Choosing a Ring Style, Setting, and Metal

There are many ring metal and setting options for diamond rings, not to mention different overall styles. Learn the pros and cons of different combinations of metals, settings, and styles.

ring styles and metals

Rings Style for Beginners

Engagement Ring Setting: What’s Your Style?
Engagement Ring Guide: Know Your Options
How Wide Should My Engagement Ring Band Be? 
Metal Options for Engagement and Wedding Rings

More on the Matter

How to Match a Wedding Band and Engagement Ring
How to Try On Engagement Rings Before Buying Online
Vintage Engagement Rings: Guide to Four Eras
Best Diamond Color for Yellow Gold Rings
Best Diamond Color for White Gold Rings
Best Diamond Color for Rose Gold Rings
The Best Diamond Wedding Bands for Men for Every Budget

Recommendations for Specific Budgets

Best Engagement Ring Settings Under $1,000
Best Engagement Ring Settings Under $2,500
15 Best Cushion Cut Engagement Rings Under $2,500
Best Engagement Ring Settings For Under $5,000
Best Engagement Ring Settings Under $7,500
Best Engagement Ring Settings Under $10,000