Styles and settings for

Engagement rings

Discover the perfect ring for your special someone from our iconic Dórnor collection. There's something for everyone with classic and contemporary styles, from traditional solitaire engagement rings to modern pavé and halo designs; each ring is crafted with unparalleled attention to detail, ensuring a top-quality product that will last a lifetime.

What Is an

Engagement Ring Setting?

The setting of a ring is how the gemstone is set or mounted into the metal band. The purpose of a ring setting is to highlight the beauty of an engagement diamond. Style refers to the design aesthetic that the ring setting aids in creating— whether it be solitaire, halo, or three stone.

What Is a

Solitaire Engagement Ring

The solitaire setting features a single beautiful diamond, as its name describes. Round brilliants are the most popular choice for a centerpiece stone in this type of ring, but any shape diamond will look stunning in this classic setting.

What Is a

Halo Engagement Ring

The halo setting has a brilliant stone encircled by a golden circle of smaller diamonds. The Halo ring is a popular design since the diamond halo boosts the visibility of the center stone tremendously. Dórnor halos come in a variety of diamond shapes.

What Is a

Three-Stone Engagement Ring

The three-stone engagement ring setting is traditional and elegant to showcase your dazzling trio of stones. Brilliant cut center stones are paired with complementary side stones, like diamonds, to create exceptional beauty.


Engagement Ring Settings

Dórnor's diamond setting standards go beyond the industry average. All Dórnor diamonds are set within mountings that are tailor-made to fit the size and shape of each diamond perfectly. In addition, our master setters take great care in ensuring every detail is proportionate and perfect from every angle.

Below you'll find an overview of the different engagement ring settings offered at Dórnor.

Prong Setting

The prong setting, the most popular form of engagement ring setting, utilizes slim metal arms to support the diamond at the girdle. Each prong is meticulously tapered and angled against the bezel facets of the diamond. The stone is raised above the band for optimal light penetration and exits from all angles for maximum luster, fire, and sparkle.

Bead Setting

Dórnor engagement rings with bead-set diamond bands feature small pieces of metal and are used as prongs to secure each gemstone. This setting often features accent stones on the ring band, which emit an extraordinary sparkle when worn because the metal beads reflect light.

Pavé Setting

The pavé setting is named after the French word for "pavement," and it's a bead setting where adjacent gemstones share a bead. This results in the surface being paved with diamonds that are close together. Dórnor engagement rings featuring a pavé diamond band have three to six beads securing each gemstone. If you desire extra sparkle, this is the perfect ring style.

Burnish Setting

The stones are set in hollows in the band, secured by burnishing or pressing the metal over each gem's girdle. This setting protects each gemstone by keeping it at or below the surface of the metal.

Channel Setting

With a channel setting, diamonds are placed between two metal walls within the ring band. Here at Dórnor, we ensure the spacing between our stones is never more expansive than a sheet of paper. Not to mention, these kinds of rings and bands are pretty durable and always in style because of their unique light display.

Bezel Setting

The bezel setting, often used for diamond wedding bands, comprises a metal rim that surrounds the perimeter of a gemstone. Bezel-set engagement rings have a flat surface that exposes only the crown, or top, of the diamond—a bezel-setting is an excellent design for those looking for a low-set engagement ring.


Tension Setting

In a tension setting, two opposing pressure directions are used to keep a stone in position and make it seem as if it's flying. This tension gives the appearance of a diamond floating in midair with open sides and a high seat. Display an exceptional gleam; light enters and exits the stone through its exposed sides and a high chair.