These Floating Diamond Engagement Rings Are Pure Magic
If your taste in rings runs toward styles with a bit of special effects, a floating diamond engagement ring might be a perfect match. This striking style features a clever way to emphasize the center stone, and lends itself well to sparkle-amplifying accent diamonds. There are a few considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this mind-bending style of engagement ring, though; read on to learn what they are, and browse several of our favorites.
What is a floating diamond engagement ring?
A floating diamond ring is much what it sounds like: The center diamond is extra-prominent and appears to be floating free of the setting or band. Generally a floating diamond is seen on rings where the bands divert away from the stone, which emphasizes the impression that the diamond is afloat.
But a floating diamond can also be a floating halo — that's when the accent diamonds and main stone are kept at such different heights from each other.
Is a floating diamond ring the same as a tension ring?
Not entirely. Tension rings — a setting in which the center diamond is held in place by pressure, instead of prongs or other fasteners — can be described as floating diamond rings, but not all floating engagement rings are tension rings.
What to consider before getting a floating diamond ring
Wondering if a floating diamond ring is right for you? Think about about your lifestyle, first and foremost. A floating diamond is especially prominent — and vulnerable, because it isn't protected by the band or any part of the setting, other than the prongs. So think about how much you work with your hands; are your current rings subjected to a lot of contact throughout your average day? You might want to opt for a more protected setting.
Top floating diamond engagement rings
She's the magical thing that happened in your life, so it's only natural that you want to bring something equally spectacular to hers. We think these floating diamond engagement rings do exactly that, though they each have something special to offer. Check out our favorites below, and don't forget that many are available to try on at home through our free Home Preview program if you want to make sure the spark is real.