Featuring diamonds set directly into the band of the ring, shoulder set engagement rings add more sparkle to your ring without distracting from the centre stone, and have become a popular choice for many discerning brides, looking for a truly special and unique design for their ring.
Composed of a centre diamond with smaller stones either side, the shoulder set design extends the smaller gemstones part of the way around the band, like shoulders on either side of the central stone. This clever design emphasises the sparkle of the main precious stone, giving this ring style a truly refined and sophisticated look, perfect for an elegant engagement ring or even a commitment ring. At Hatton Jewels we have some of the finest GIA diamonds in our shoulder set engagement rings, and you can choose from a large range of different shapes.
Many engagement ring styles vary in the width of the band from the underside to the shoulders. Parallel styling sees a constant (or near constant) thickness of shoulder without either widening or narrowing at the setting.
You can also choose tapering or narrowing shoulders to accentuate the diamond size by reducing the width of the band Ė this offers a greater contrast between the stone size and band, especially useful in designs incorporating smaller carat weight sizes.
You can choose from many shapes of diamond however emerald cut and brilliant cut rings remain a popular choice with this style of ring.
Shoulder set rings lend themselves very well to various different types of settings, with channel set being a very popular choice, as the channel is filled with diamonds, giving a sleek, unabridged look. Different shape stones such as round cut, princess cut diamonds and baguette style can be also be set in various ways, such as grain or pave settings, micro settings and claw settings. Vintage designs such as step down baguettes are also very popular.
The breadth of styles and choices available make shoulder set engagement rings a very versatile ring, and can be created to match any style you require. As with any jewellery creation, there is no rulebook, and different cuts of diamonds can also work well alongside each other, as well as different coloured stones and settings.
Browse through our hand-selected range of shoulder set engagement rings below. Canít find the precise Shoulder Set Engagement Ring design you want? Why not try our unique design your own engagement ring service? Our master jewellers will help you every step of the way in designing the ring to match your needs. If you need more information, why not get in touch or book an appointment at our boutique shop in Hatton Garden, Londonís famous jewellery quarter, where our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to help.