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Cathedral setting engagement ring designs

Our favorite cathedral setting engagement rings

Updated June 6, 2023

Family and friends will adore your new engagement ring from above but as you wear your ring, you get the perfect view of its side profile. A cathedral setting can add interest to this intimate point of view and even add visual touches to the top of your ring as well! The cathedral setting features arches that rise from the band to hold the center stone high above the finger, reminiscent of the flying buttresses of cathedrals like Notre Dame. The space beneath the stone gives more light (and more sparkle!) as well as new areas to personalize. Take a look at some of the rings our couples have come up with incorporating a cathedral setting.


Take a dazzling radiant cut diamond, frame it with a shimmering halo, then lift it to the sky on soaring diamond-studded platinum arches. There you have it, the recipe for a perfect diamond halo, cathedral set engagement ring!


Jason and his fiancé have special memories of their first vacation on Mauna Kea mountain in Hawaii so we engraved a mountain on the profile of their engagement ring. We lifted the center diamond high in a cathedral setting, echoing the shape of the mountain in the rising shoulders of the yellow gold band.


Mark’s vision for the perfect delicate engagement ring featured three gemstones with a healthy sprinkling of accents. We paired a dreamy blue topaz with two diamond side stones, setting them in a rose gold band. The sweeping arches of the cathedral setting are studded with diamonds, and the open space beneath the main stones adds a light, airy feeling.


This emerald cut diamond ring is stunning from a top-down view, and absolutely breathtaking when you catch a glimpse of its side profile. The sweeping arches of the cathedral setting are combined with a flowing trellis setting, serving a double dose of floating, flying goodness.


One perk of lifting your center stone to lofty heights in a cathedral setting is added real estate on the ring’s profile. We love how Gio and Jess personalized this sparkling moissanite ring by including their initials to the open gallery space created by the pavé arches. And check out the milgrain accenting along the inside edge of the band!


What’s better than two diamond-encrusted flying cathedral setting arches? Well, FOUR diamond-encrusted flying cathedral setting arches, of course! The elongated shape of the pear cut emerald looks lush, held up by the four arches of this split shank band and surrounded by diamond accents.


Tell us your fiancé is a queen without telling us! The dramatic flying arches of this cathedral setting ensure this ring is a showstopper from every angle, with the side profile featuring a stunning watercrown setting around the white opal center. Throw in some diamond accents (and some more!) and you have an engagement ring fit for a queen.


Low profile stone? Lift that baby up! How stunning does this pear shaped opal look in a full rose gold bezel? The rising shoulders of the band are engraved with leafy vines that play into the opal’s natural bouquet of color. The matching diamond wedding band perfectly tucks under the high flying cathedral set engagement ring.

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