by Tova Kamioner

Style Series: Modern Tension Engagement Rings

Tension engagement rings are what the kids these days might call “tight.”

contoured tension set engagement ring cover

A tension please! With hypermodern, almost futuristic style, tension rings hold their diamond in place by physical force alone. Many tension set diamonds seemingly levitate in their setting. Although prongs are not used, tension engagement rings are some of the most secure because the entire setting works to hold the diamond in place. Some tension cut engagement rings show off the whole diamond, in which case the diamond cut is even more important.

Tension engagement rings celebrate a bright and extraordinary future together.

Browse Tension Engagement Rings


Sense a spectacular tension ring:

Spiral Tension Engagement Ring

A classic contemporary and amazing tension engagement ring, the lustrous metal helps this center stone float.

spiral tension set engagement ring

Two-Tone Tension Engagement Ring

This tension setting cradles an über-trendy pear cut diamond with two different shades of gold.

two tone pear tension set engagement ring

Contoured Tension Engagement Ring

Make a bold statement with a geometric princess cut center diamond held by a sophisticated twist tension.

contoured tension set engagement ring

Hand Engraved Tension Engagement Ring

Confession: this one is a faux-tension ring. Still, like anyone with a faux leather jacket knows, a stylin’ version can be just as charming as a real tension set ring.

hand engraved tension set engagement ring

Etched and Pointed Tension Engagement Ring

Pointed settings allow for marquise diamonds, which are a breathtaking connector between the ends of the tension twist.

etched pointed marquise tension set engagement ring

Two-Tone Pavé Tension Engagement Ring

For the modern glam romantic, these pavé lines, etches, and mixed metals surround a gorgeous center stone.

two tone pave tension set engagement ring


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Previous style series posts: Channel Set Engagement RingsVintage Engagement RingsSide-Stone & Three-Stone Engagement RingsHeavenly Halo Engagement RingsTimeless Solitaire Engagement RingsLuminous Pavé Engagement Rings

Can’t wait for more expert ring info? The next installment of our Engagement Ring Style Series is coming up next week!

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Tova Kamioner

Tova is a lover of fantastic stories, and although she is skeptical of romantic comedies, she can quote most of the classics by heart.

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