Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings

Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings

There are two major types of engagement ring styles to choose from when choosing an engagement ring. They are arching cathedral design versus what we like to call the Tiffany style.  Both styles have their own unique aspects that make them desirable for certain people’s tastes.  We are pretty sure you know what a Tiffany style setting is, so we will leave that for another post.

Asymmetrical Cathedral Engagement Ring

Asymmetrical Cathedral Engagement Ring

This Modern Cathedral Engagement Ring is a new spin on the cathedral engagement ring.  There are 2 rows of diamonds on the opposite sides of the band, which is a little cool.  But then those rows are interrupted by swooping lines of stones that go up the sides of the cathedral. It is a very dramatic effect.  The accents are 1mm in diameter, but they could be made larger.  

What is a Cathedral Setting?

The cathedral setting is one of the most elegant, classic, and consequently, popular engagement ring settings. Similar to the graceful arches of a cathedral, this setting uses arches of metal to hold or frame the diamond or other gemstone.  Cathedral rings can be be set with prongs, bezel or tension settings since the determining feature of this ring is not how the center stone is set, but rather how it is elevated with arches above the rest of the ring.  The arches can add extra height and make the center stone appear larger; they can also add cost-saving style for less money than adding additional diamonds.

Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings have typically been in white gold, although there are plenty of yellow and rose gold rings as well. The cathedral setting is most popular with the Round Brilliant Cut, but other shapes can be supported by this design as well.

Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings – 2 Tone

2 Tone Infinity Engagement Ring

2 Tone Infinity Engagement Ring

This 2 Tone ring is one of our Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings because you have an elegant split shank heart-infinity design in white gold and then you have this yellow gold head jumping out at you with the center stone.  If you click on the link, you will see the hearts tucked beneath the center stone.

Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings – Pave

Pave Cathedral Engagement Ring

Pave Cathedral Engagement Ring

The second of our Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings has three rows of pave set stones going halfway around the ring that arch up towards the center stone.  If you click the image, you will be able to see the profile view.

Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings – Peekaboo

Cathedral Engagement Ring

Engraved Cathedral Engagement Ring

With its sweeping arches, this Scrolled Cathedral Solitaire Ring is whimsical and ornate, making the list of Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings. Small diamonds take refuge in the bridge of this striking cathedral setting, giving it some extra sparkle.

Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings – Filigree

Cathedral Halo Engagement Ring

Scrolled Cathedral Halo Engagement Ring

This beautifully sculpted V Halo Heart Scrolled Cathedral Ring is adorned with half hearts creeping on the sides of the band.  This allows for some light to come through and gives it a gorgeous look. The V shaped halo hides underneath the center stone, letting it occupy center stage by itself.  Click to see the side view!

Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings – Faux Solitaire

Accented Cathedral Engagement Ring

Modern Cathedral Engagement Ring

This elegant Cathedral Engagement Ring boasts more than meets the eye with the accents on the sides of the ring. From the top, it looks like a plain solitaire with a thicker band, but if you look from the side, you see almost as carat of sparkly diamonds.  This deception add this one to our list of Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings, besides the fact that it is just a stunning ring!

Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings – Knife Edge

Knife Edge Cathedral Engagement Ring

Knife Edge Cathedral Engagement Ring

This Vintage Engagement Ring features a knife edge shank with 2 rows of 1.3mm stones in it.  The 5mm center stone sits above 2 bezel set diamonds as well., giving it a peekaboo style as well.  But this makes it as one of Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings for the double rows of stones at different angles, giving this ring some bling from every vantage point!

Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings – Engraved

Engraved Cathedral Engagement Ring

Engraved Cathedral Engagement Ring

This cathedral ring is accented on the top of the shank.  However, the star of the ring is the carved elements on the sides of the band.  A beautiful, and less expensive than diamonds, option to accent your ring, this easily made Our Favorite Cathedral Engagement Rings.

The Bottom Line

For brides looking for a versatile, yet still traditional diamond engagement ring, cathedral rings make an excellent choice. The cathedral settings feature a band that slopes up to around the same level as the girdle or edge of the center diamond.  Please note that this only refers to the the sloping of the band.  As you can see from the images in this post, the arches can be incorporated in an array of different custom engagement ring designs.  In this manner, the cathedral design places the focal point on the center stone.

Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring

Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring

This Vintage Solitaire Engagement Ring has an interesting milgrain and vine pattern going up the cathedral shanks.  It was inspired by a script in Lord of the Rings, so we can’t really say what is it.  But we like it!  There is also milgrain on the edges of the ring.

The cathedral engagement ring is one of the more traditional styles.  Yet, it is still a versatile engagement ring style that can be combined with other style and design aspects.  This can create stunning, modern rings you won’t find anywhere else.   If you want to create a ring that is truly yours, these give you one of the best chances to achieve that goal.

Let Us Show You What We Can Do For You!

Would you like to have a Cathedral Engagement Rings made? Contact us with your idea today…It can cost less than you think to have your very own ring created just for you.  We know there are a ton of places selling wedding rings.  There are also quite a few offering to create custom engagement rings.  Valeria Fine Jewelry stands a few notches above most of these places.  And of given the chance, our expertise, service, and value will be immediately evident once we begin working on your Custom Men’s Wedding Ring.

Click HERE to learn more about custom jewelry, see more of our custom creations, or to contact us with your idea for a custom engagement ring.  Click HERE to see our entire bridal portfolio.  It can cost less than you think to have your very own custom engagement ring made just for you. Why hassle with the retail stores for boring and overpriced engagement rings?  Valeria Fine Jewelry can create the perfect perfect custom engagement ring for you if you just give us the chance!