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Spring Engagement Ring Styles: Detailed Designs

In recent decades, it was all about the size of the diamond. Size did matter and getting a “Yes” once depended on how many carats. Now, not so much. Today it’s all about the small details, that better symbolize a special union than what’s in a bank account. Goodbye to the rings that looks more like an iceberg and hello to unique, beautiful pieces of jewelry. Here are a few stylish selections for spring 2012.

Elsa Rings

Tension set engagement rings feature a center diamond held in place with enormous physical force. The Diamond Tension Engagement Ring from Elsa Rings in Farmingdale ( is one example of the stylish design. The ring has a large round diamond, surrounded by six small diamonds set underneath and a platinum and yellow-gold band.


Two by London

There’s nothing more popular than the diamond halo engagement ring style. The design features a large center stone encompassed by sparkling smaller diamonds. You can find a great halo style ring at Manhasset’s Two by London ( that features a large center stone with surrounding diamonds and an additional two rows of sparkling diamonds around the band.

Tiffany & Co. (Photo Credit: Carlton Davis)

Floral Impacts are big this spring, and floral designs are being seen in many ways. This flower ring from Tiffany & Co. in Manhasset ( is drenched in diamonds: from diamond-encrusted petals, which encompass a large center stone, to the band.

Colored gemstones are all the rage this season, and make for some of the most unique choices. “In some case you can tell where a stone geographically comes from just by its properties,” says David Lash, President of Northeast Gemological Corp. in Huntington. One great place to find these rings is Huntington’s Antiques & Jewels on Main (, which boasts an array of different gemstone styles, from contemporary sapphires to 1920s Columbian emeralds.

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