Cathedral rings get their name from the arches of metal used to hold the diamond or gemstone. These arches echo the graceful arches of a cathedral. The gem is secured between the bands and the arches, so the design provides protection forthe stone. Its prong setting and sleek design create a height effect that is flattering for small stones.
The cathedral ring can be enhanced with side stones that complement the ring while not reducing its emphasis of the main gem. Princess-cut diamonds and solitaires are especially beautiful in this setting.
The cathedral setting is one of the most elegant and classic engagement ringstyles found in Portland, OR.