It's the most popular engagement ring style in the world. It's worshipped for its stunning simplicity and breathtaking sparkle. It's the favourite choice of celebrity couples and 'normal' people alike.
But what is Tiffany-style?
It's NOT About the Diamond
When people talk about a Tiffany style ring, they're talking about the setting - not the diamond. In a Tiffany-style setting, a single diamond is raised up and held securely on top of the band by slender prongs - usually six, but sometimes four.
It's ALL About the Diamond
Despite the Tiffany-style setting's popularity, its role is firmly a supporting one. This is a setting that knows its place; one that was designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to show off the diamond - the real star - in the very best way possible.
I Don't Know How It Does It
Actually, it's very simple.
The prongs that hold the diamond in place use less metal, which in turn exposes more of the diamond's surface. Not only does this let us see more of the beautiful gem, but it also lets more light enter and exit the stone. More light equals more sparkle - and sparkle, as we all know, is the magic ingredient of every stunning ring.
Tiffany or Tiffany-style?
Before this type of setting was invented, way back in 1886 (by Charles Lewis Tiffany - ah, there you go) diamonds were terribly oppressed by thick bevel settings that only exposed the top of the stone. Which is kind of like visiting the Mona Lisa and only being able to see her nose.
When the new design - the Tiffany setting - was introduced by Tiffany & Co. it was so phenomenally successfully that 'Tiffany style' soon became a generic term for any multi-pronged solitaire setting.
So if nipping to your local Tiffany’s to buy a Tiffany® Setting engagement ring is out of the question, you can opt for a Tiffany-style ring, confident that the elegant design will perform exactly as you want it to - as the perfect frame to show off your beautiful diamond.
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