A preset engagement ring takes the deliberation and complication out of shopping for a quality diamond in an exquisite band. The center diamond in preset engagement rings is pre-selected by the jeweler and pre-set by the jeweler. Choosing to purchase a preset engagement ring can help simplify the shopping process.
Preset engagement rings are typically available in a manageable selection of precious metal bands and a selection of center stone carat weights. Each metal offers the consumer a different look at a different price and with different qualities. Similarly, the carat weight of the center stone diamond affects the cost, look and feel of the ring.
Most preset engagement ring bands are available in the following metals:
The most traditional, classic diamond engagement ring metal, and also one of the most affordable. Offers a warm yellow hue which softly compliments any center stone diamond.
Growing in popularity, white gold offers consumers the cool luster and sheen of platinum at a lower price. White gold is alloyed with platinum, palladium or silver to give it the white hue and is then plated with rhodium, a member of the platinum family, to enhance its whiteness and durability.
The most durable and pure of all three metals, platinum is also the most expensive. Although the metal doesn’t wear, it can lose its bright sheen over the years and develop what’s known as a platinum “patina”, giving the band a brushed look. Platinum bands can be repolished to restore the original sheen.
Preset engagement rings typically feature stones of the same color, cut and clarity grades, but allow the shopper to select a particular carat weight. While a diamond’s size isn’t exactly correlated with its weight in carats, the carat weight of a diamond is a rough indication of its size and price. Most preset engagement ring bands are available with center stone diamonds of the following carat weights:
1/4 carat: Smallest and most affordable. The average diameter of a round brilliant 1/4 carat diamond is approximately 4 mm.
1/2 carat: A great value. The average diameter of a round brilliant 1/2 carat diamond is approximately 5 mm.
3/4 carat: Closest in size to the traditional 1 carat diamond. The average diameter of a round brilliant 3/4 carat diamond is approximately 5.9 mm.
1 carat: The classic size for a diamond engagement ring. The average diameter of a round brilliant 1 carat diamond is approximately 6.5 mm.
For more about Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, Diamonds or Diamond Jewelry, please visit our Learning Center. You’ll find thorough information on engagement ring settings, precious metal qualities, and diamond characteristics.
Simply making the decision to propose can be overwhelming in and of itself. Let us help you make the ring selection simple. Our selection of preset diamond Engagement Rings makes it easy to pick out something that she will be sure to love. All of our preset diamond engagement rings are made from the finest materials fashioned by our skilled team of jewelry craftsmen and are set with high quality Certified Diamonds. We offer all traditional settings to give you the widest selection of styles and the widest range of prices so there is something for every taste and every budget.
The most popular diamond engagement ring is the solitaire diamond engagement ring. The solitaire diamond ring is classic, simple, traditional and a clear go-to. If you're significant other is someone who likes clean lines, time-long traditions and the beautiful sparkle of a high-quality diamond, then the solitaire diamond engagement ring is the right choice. You can find antique style as well as contemporary style settings and you are welcome to choose between Yellow Gold, White Gold and Platinum for your band metal.
The three-stone diamond engagement ring is also a popular purchase. Three beautifully set stones representing past, present and future say "I love you forever" in an elegant way. Show her your eternal commitment, dedication and adoration with a preset three stone diamond engagement ring.
For those whose significant others prefer contemporary design, geometric shapes and a modern aesthetic, the tension setting might be a perfect engagement ring choice. All tension set rings must be pre-set due to their delicate and intricate system of suspension. In a tension setting a beautiful diamond appears to hang angelically between two sides of a band.
So take a moment to browse through our beautiful selection of preset diamond engagement rings and our collection of Wedding Rings or look through our the information provided on our Diamond Learning Center pages for more information.