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There are several types of engagement rings that can be worn to fit a ring wrap.  The first step to determine what ring wrap best suits your needs is to clearly identify what kind of engagement ring you have.  Once you can determine what you have, then you can determine how to fit a ring guard wrap to it.  To easily find your perfect wedding ring enhancer, scroll down and match your engagement ring to the photos below. Solitaires are the most common kind of engagement ring.  A solitaire means that there is one single center stone and no accent stones on the rest of the ring.  These are the easiest style engagement ring to fit to your solitaire ring enhancer.  They can be measured in the same way that is described below.   Traditional Style Solitaire Engagement Rings One tiny play on the traditional solitaire is a peek-a-boo or surprise diamonds.  That is a small stone underneath the center stone.   Peek-A-Boo Solitaire Tapered Shank Solitaire Pinch Shank Solitaire Traditional Princess Solitaire Traditional Round Solitaire Some engagement rings have tapered shanks and measuring them becomes somewhat more difficult for a guard, but for a wrap thickness does not matter, it’s height.  In the examples below, you need to look at the profile view and make sure that the shoulders do not go to high.  The first two photos shows solitaires with wide shanks, but the profile is flat, so wraps will work.  In the third photo, the shoulders are raised and would not be able to fit a wrap. Wide Flat Solitaire Wide Flat Solitaire   Wide Shank Cathedral Solitaire Wide Cathedral Solitaire Euro Shank Some solitaires also vary because of the way that the center stone fuses with the shank.  The traditional styles above taper into the shank.  The ones photographed below are called low base, meaning that they do not taper or get thinner as they get closer to the shank.  The head is also normally built down into the shank, almost as though the shank and the head are all one piece.  See photos below for the most common styles.  In the first photo, you will see a bezel set center stone.  On this engagement ring, the center stone still sits up higher and the center tapers down.  In order to fit a wrap, you will need to measure how wide the bezel is at the base so the ring wrap can be opened.  In the second photo, you can see that the center sticks out much further than the shank.  The head is also very wide.  Once you consider how low the head is and how much wider than the shank, it makes sense that you would need to open the wrap so wide, it would more than likely not fit.  The third photo shows very high shoulders which again a wrap could not fit. Low Base Bezel Set Solitaire Low Base Bezel Set Solitaire Bezel Solitaire with Heavy Shoulders Other types of solitaires include bypass style solitaires.  A bypass solitaire is also referred to as tension set.  Looking from the top, the stone looks like it is suspended between the parallel metal which are left open at both ends.  If you have this style engagement ring, a ring wrap will not work for you. Bypass Style Engagement Ring Bypass Style Engagement Ring Bypass Style Engagement Ring Bypass Style Engagement Ring Solitaires also vary in terms of their center stone shape.  There are many options with the most popular being princess and round.  There are also oval, marquise, heart shape, and trillion.  The shape of the center does not necessarily dictate anything about what style ring rap you choose.  As long as your have a shank like those below and the center stone sits slightly higher than the shank, then it’s considered traditional or Tiffany.  If you have that style, then no adjustment is needed to fit it to your ring guard.  All styles on the top row will fit any ring wrap.  The trillion and heart are also easy, but the might not fit depending on the size of the center stone.  The tip might now allow the center stone to slide into the wrap all the way depending on how far out it protrudes.  Also, you will only be able to get a wrap on the pointed side. Heart Shaped Solitaire Trillion Shaped Solitaire Oval Solitaire Pear Shaped Solitaire Marquise Shaped Solitaire There are also engagement rings that have side stones, which are not considered “solitaire” engagement rings.  One of the most popular styles of these rings is the halo style engagement ring. The halo engagement ring means a center stone with smaller stones surrounding it.  You can have a round stone and round halo.  You can have a cushion stone with cushion halo, etc.  A ring wrap is not a good match to any of the styles below since it will over a majority of the side stones.  Also, the opening will need to be opened beyond what is recommended to fit your halo. Halo Style Engagement Ring with Split Shank Low Base Setting There are also halo style engagement rings with double halos.  Double halos follow the same guidelines as above in terms of fitting a ring wrap. Double Halo Engagement Ring There are also many different types of engagement rings that have side stones aside from the halo. The most important thing to remember when trying to fit your ring wrap to these is that your ring wrap will cover your side stones.  It will not look right and you will risk damaging your stones both on the wrap and on the engagement ring. Engagement Ring With Side Stones Engagement Ring With Side Stones Engagement Ring With Side Stones Three stone rings are also becoming increasingly popular.  They are also intermixed with halo styles.  Again, the same idea applies as all of the styles above.  Ring wraps will not work with any of these types of engagement rings. Three Stone Engagement Ring Three Stone Engagement Ring Three Stone Engagement Ring Three Stone Engagement Ring Another popular style of engagement ring that is not the traditional solitaire is the cathedral style engagement ring.  Cathedral styles can be solitaires, but do not have to be.  The first photo shows the traditional non-cathedral solitaire and the second shows cathedral solitaire.  Cathedral means that the shoulders sweep upwards toward the center.  A ring wrap will not work with any of the styles below.  The second photo shows a cathedral solitaire which sits too high to fit a ring wrap. Traditional Princess Solitaire Wide Shank Cathedral Solitaire