So you have an idea of your favorite diamond shape, but how are you going to show it off to it’s true advantage?! This decision often gets overlooked, especially by generic jewelers and those in the diamond district, who have readymade settings and just pop your stone into it and squeeze the prongs shut! We know the setting is even more important than the stone. If you want a beautiful ring, you can only accomplish that if you have a gorgeous setting. Settings also allow you to reveal your own personal style. Whether it’s Micropave on the band for extra, elegant, and continuous sparkle, or hidden diamonds on the underside of the diamond, or simply a clean, minimalist band, these decisions are all personal statements of style and character! Our designer Douglas Elliott was the first to do “the Halo” setting the way that we do, a refined and delicate setting – each stone handset under microscope – that acts as a sparkling frame to your center stone. Then you have three stone settings, for which we are award winning for our Art Deco inspired designs, and our intricate, creative takes on vintage influence. Style is in the detail, and we encourage you to really look around and notice what’s out there, because very quickly you will see what we do that’s so different! Things to avoid when shopping for an engagement ring: -Avoid buying online. You must see the stone first and make sure that that shape stone looks good on your hand. -Avoid poor workmanship. Invest in better workmanship! Not only will you have a much more beautiful ring in the end, but you will also not be in the shop all the time getting repairs! -Avoid Micro pave work that contains a lot of metal. You should see all diamonds and no metal! -Avoid purchasing an engagement ring with out trying the ring you love with a wedding band. You will not need to purchase the band immediately, but you need to know how your ring will both look and fit with your future wedding band. Visit us at https://www.marisaperry.com/ and let us answer all the questions you might have, and talk you through your setting options!