Cathedral engagement rings elevate the look of the center diamond by offering two arches that rise up on either side of the stone. This sophisticated design can be used along with a bezel, prong, or tension setting. Some even showcase accent stones for an extra level of shine. Shop the full selection of cathedral engagement rings at Blue Nile, and enjoy chic, timeless beauty.
Cathedral engagement rings feature a raised center diamond with two arch details extending up from the band on either side of the diamond. These arches are reminiscent of cathedral architecture, hence the name.
Does a cathedral setting make the center diamond appear larger?
Not necessarily. Cathedral settings frame out and showcase the center diamond, they don’t exactly make it look bigger. However, combining with other design details, such as accent stones or a halo, can make the diamond appear larger.
How are a cathedral setting and a solitaire setting different?
A solitaire engagement ring offers a center diamond lifted above the band. Cathedral settings feature a part of the band that extends up toward the center diamond.
Can cathedral settings feature accent diamonds?
Many of the cathedral-style engagement rings offered at Blue Nile incorporate a variety of accent stones to enhance the brilliance of the center stone.