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Channel engagement ring designs

Our favorite engagement rings featuring a channel setting

Updated June 15, 2023

If you’re looking for an engagement ring that can straddle the line between sparkly and sleek, you’ll want to check out a channel setting. This setting is the perfect way to add extra bling without cluttering your ring — the smooth, flush setting minimizes the risk of snagging and looks unapologetically modern and stylish. Find your channel-set inspiration in this collection of contemporary classics.


The mingling of old and new in this engagement ring is an absolute treat! The elegant emerald cut moissanite center stone is classically set in a halo of shimmering moissanite accents, with antique-style milgrain embellishments. Moving out from the center, two princess cut side stones introduce clean lines, which are carried through to the channel-set moissanite white gold band.


Our next couple’s blue and white diamond bridal set embraces clean bold lines, just like the Harley Davidsons they were riding when they met. The blue diamond center stone of the engagement ring proudly sits in the middle of a road of channel-set diamond accents. The two matching wedding bands mirror the look of a straight endless highway to cruise along.


When his wife’s engagement ring disappeared, Adam took the opportunity to give her a new ring that better suited her lifestyle. As she wears gloves at work, they were after a ring that she wouldn’t need to constantly take off. They chose to channel-set five purple amethysts in a subtle white gold band with a twist, creating a practical yet striking ring.


We absolutely adore the clean-cut elegance of this engagement ring! The channel-set halo paired with a platinum bezel adds so much sparkle without the risk of snagging. The stylish diamond channel halo surrounds a pear shaped, lab-created blue diamond center stone and sits upon a bold split-shank twisting band.


This sapphire stunner is a glow-up of Becky and Wade’s original engagement ring, with a bigger lab-created sapphire and an extra dose of bling! A handful of channel-set lab-created diamond accents add a twinkle to the ring without cluttering the shining, smooth surface of the white gold band or taking away from the gorgeous heart embellishment on the ring’s profile.


Our next couple was searching for a ring that looked sleek and contemporary with a touch of softness. We combined two chic, snag-free settings: the channel and the faux-tension. A shimmering white gold band of channel-set diamonds sits below the alexandrite center stone. The color-changing gem is held up high by two tension-style arcs that sweep past the stone to hold it in place.


Tyler’s bride-to-be is a fan of pear cut diamonds, and lots and lots of bling! Marissa’s dream engagement ring is a modern twist on the diamond solitaire, with the center stone sitting atop a white gold band bursting with channel-set diamond accents. In case that wasn’t enough, two matching channel-set diamond wedding bands create an exquisitely sparkling cloak and crown around the pear-shaped stone!


Kamden knew exactly what he wanted—a ring that incorporates a Celtic design and a nod to his love of Harry Potter, while still looking clean and fashionable. A row of stunning channel-set cushion cut citrine accents creates a blazing trail of orange through the heart of the ring. On either side, snitches are woven into the Celtic pattern engraved into the white gold band. Ten points to Kamden and our designers!

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