by Alex Scott
(Scottsdale , Arizona, USA)

White gold princess cut with side stones engagement rings are one of today’s most popular engagement ring designs as of their timeless beauty and modern edge. The sharp corners of the square diamond make the ring bold, and the added sparkle of side stones make it exceptionally elegant. There are many unique styles to choose from, including offset or angled side stones that give the ring a bit of vintage delicacy while still adding brilliance.

A large carat princess cut diamond can be bulky, but choosing a split shank diamond engagement ring paved with side stones lightens the ring and makes it elegant and sophisticated. These designs can be more challenging to clean, however, so take that into consideration before choosing a split shank ring. Pave diamond rings are popular for engagement and wedding rings, and pairing pave settings with princess cut stones is a sleek and classy look. Matching the size of the pave setting to the diameter of the center stone gives the ring a low profile that is a practical choice for many brides-to-be.

A vintage or antique-inspired white gold princess cut with side stones engagement ring blends modern diamond shapes with retro flair. The gentle curves of the ring’s setting give it femininity that balances the harsher lines of the princess cut diamond. Three stone diamond engagement rings are always popular, and adding additional pave accent side stones to the ring’s band creates a fusion of the three stone symbolisms with the promise of an eternity ring.

Side stones don’t always have to be just on the side of the central diamond. Adding accents in a halo or boxter setting around a central princess cut diamond gives the ring a unique flair without sacrificing the beauty of side stones. This type of setting can also create the illusion of a larger central gem. Channel settings are popular for side stones as they keep the diamonds more protected and secure. This is especially important with princess, emerald, or baguette shaped side stones, since the sharp corners and edges are the most fragile part of the stone. Similarly, the central stone’s corners should be well protected.

Baguette shaped side stones pair well with a princess cut engagement ring without adding too much bulk to the large setting, particularly for a large carat diamond. Set in white gold, this type of ring has a lovely gleam and unmatched beauty. Adding small accents to a princess cut three stone platinum ring helps blend the larger central diamonds into the white beauty of the ring’s band without losing the simplicity that three stone rings embrace.

To finish off the beauty of your white gold engagement ring, don’t forget a white gold princess cut wedding band. Set with elegant princess diamonds, this type of simple wedding ring pairs well with any princess cut engagement ring. Need more ideas for white gold rings? Take a look at Diamond Exotica engagement rings for a range of styles, diamond shapes, and prices.

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