Couple getting engagement on rocks with ocean and sunset behind them

Valentine’s Day is just one month away, and, if you’re thinking of proposing on the most romantic day of the year, now’s the time to start planning!

While you may already know that different people will prefer different sized center stones, and that different shapes make a difference in the stone, there is so much more that goes into choosing a ring style. There are many little details that may be what takes the ring, in the eyes of your beloved, from beautiful to enchanting. If your goal is to bring tears of awe and admiration to their eyes as you present it to them, these extra touches of glamor could go a long way.


Diamond Engagement Ring in 14kt White Gold (1 1/2ct tw)

Diamond Halos Underneath the Centerstone

If your partner loves the finer things in life, and desires a little extra sparkle in their engagement ring, diamond halos set below the centerstone are a great option. Rings with this feature will typically feature centersones that hover a bit higher off of the finger, making the ring look larger than it is. Sometimes, these rings will feature diamonds along the front and back of the ring band, around the centerstone setting area in addition to the low-set halo, but sometimes the halo will be a stand-alone highlight. 

Side Stones

De Beers Forevermark Diamond Icon Engagement Ring With Diamond Band in 18kt Yellow Gold (1 1/3ct tw)


Having diamonds set into the side of a ring band is a very popular way to add extra sparkle to a simple, solitaire ring. These side stones can be graduated in size, smaller and cut with extra facets for optimal glamor, or slightly smaller than the center stone for a unique style. The option of side stones is not specific to any one style of ring and can be added to tons of different centerstone designs including halo rings, solitaires, and three stone rings. 



Mixed MetalsDiamond Engagement Ring in 14kt White and Rose Gold (3/4ct tw)

Who says you can’t mix different colored metals? Not us! A fun way to make your fiancé’s ring especially unique is to choose a setting that features multiple metals. This can be a platinum setting on a yellow gold band for added protection to your centerstone, filigree details in rose gold on a white gold band, or a fun mix of rose and yellow gold for a royal feel. This will also make it easier for them to accessorize the ring with other jewelry as they'll have many metal color options to choose from, even if they want it to match perfectly.

Unique Setting Shapes

Diamond Engagement Ring in 10kt White Gold (1/4ct tw)There are so many different designs beyond just a simple ring band to choose from when deciding on an engagement ring setting! Twisted bands, bands with filigree details along the sides, or celtic knots to celebrate heritage and family history are just a few of the fun and exciting ideas that have come up in conversation with people looking to purchase engagement rings recently. Whether you’re looking for a ring that has a simple, singular twist, or one that has exquisite detail and designs you could stare at for hours, you’ll find more than a few options in our stores and online at



Colored Centerstones

Teal Sapphire Ring in 14kt White Gold with Diamonds (1/5ct tw)

Colored gemstones are becoming an increasingly popular way to make your engagement ring stand out among a crowd. With the desire to have a unique, different ring that is particular to your special love story, you can open a huge world of exquisite gemstone options. Sapphires have been a popular option since their hardness and durability is similar to that of a diamond, coming in on the Mohs Hardness scale at a 9, while diamonds rank at a 10. There are a variety of options to choose from with the color of sapphires, and you may decide on a nice, soft pink sapphire, or a deep, enchanting blue. There are also colored diamonds to choose from, if you don’t want to stray too far from the classic engagement ring, but want to add a little color. Yellow diamonds are becoming more commong, but pink, blue, and even smoky gray or black diamonds are options as well, though they may be more difficult to find. 


Whichever option you’re drawn to, we can’t wait to help you find the ring of your dreams to propose with! Give us a call at 207-680-1699, or stop into any one of our eight store locations for more information and to get any and all of your questions answered.

Congratulations on this new chapter of your life and be sure to send us your enagement photos for a chance to be featured on our social media pages!


Kyra Zabel

Kyra Zabel

Day’s Jewelers Creative Content & Copywriter