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Collection: Moissanite Shoulder Set Engagement Ring Collection

This gorgeous collection of shoulder set engagement rings are set with VVS1 D-E superfine moissanite, Ethica Diamond® in the centre and side stone diamonds. Each piece is set with the highest grade lab grown diamonds in the shoulders, for unsurpassed brilliance & sparkle.


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Side Stone Moissanite Engagement Rings

Diamond set shoulders radiate extra sparkle and ultimately joy, hence their popularity! They are perfect for those who want a bit of glamour brought to their everyday lives. The lab-grown diamonds set in the band are subtle and pretty, without taking any focus away from the central stone. Side stone moissanite engagement rings are one step up from the classic solitaire style that we have all grown to love and a perfect choice for those wanting that extra bit of sparkle!

This beautiful collection is set with the Ethica Diamond, our signature gemstones. These gems offer the same toughness and longevity as diamonds and have the additional benefit of being considerably less expensive. They are also independently certified, to international standards by the GRI or IGI.  

These Kind, not Mined® shoulder set engagement rings are set using the highest quality E/F colour VS1 clarity laboratory grown diamond melée set in the shoulders, which adds an additional carat weight to your chosen Ethica Diamond centre gem. 

Ethica Diamonds are produced using an exclusive patented technology and made from premium grade moissanite with a lab diamond infusion. They are cut and fully faceted to exact diamond proportions and posess incredible depth and realism, radiating sparkle and brilliance comparable to the most expensive diamonds that will last forever.
We stock these stones at consistent E colour, VVS1 clarity and excellent cut so all Ethica Diamonds have these specifications. 

We can offer other colours in our signature moissanite such as champagne, blue, green and many others, and these are offered alongside our coloured gemstones or fancy cut lab grown diamonds. 

As an environmentally-conscious company, we are committed to using ethically sourced materials and sustainable practices. By choosing one of our shoulder set engagement rings, you can be confident that you are not only getting a stunning piece of jewellery but also contributing to a more eco-friendly and responsible industry.

Whether you are searching for a unique twist on a classic style or want to make a statement with a bold and contemporary design, our diamond shoulder set moissanite rings offer a range of options to suit every taste. With their timeless elegance and environmentally-friendly craftsmanship, these rings are a beautiful and responsible choice for your engagement ring.

Some celebrities who have chosen a shoulder set diamond engagement ring include, Kate Middleton, Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara and Lady Gaga.

In conclusion, a shoulder set moissanite solitaire engagement ring offers a unique and stunning alternative to a traditional diamond ring. With its exceptional brilliance, durability, and affordability, a moissanite ring is a great choice for those who want a beautiful and ethical engagement ring without the high cost of a diamond. Whether you prefer a classic style or a more modern look, a moissanite solitaire ring can be a timeless and elegant symbol of your love and commitment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are shoulder set engagement rings also called side stone engagement rings? 

Yes, shoulder set engagement rings are also sometimes called side stone engagement rings. This is because the main feature of these rings is the side stones that are set on the shoulders or sides of the ring's band. These side stones can complement and enhance the centre diamond or gemstone of the ring.

How long have shoulder set engagement rings been around? 

Shoulder set diamond engagement rings have a long history dating back to the early 20th century. The style became popular during the Art Deco period, which spanned the 1920s and 1930s. Art Deco was characterised by its geometric shapes, bold colours, and intricate designs.

During this period, shoulder-set diamond rings became fashionable due to their unique aesthetic and the desire to showcase smaller accent diamonds. These rings featured a centre diamond, often set in a traditional prong or bezel setting, with smaller diamonds set along the shoulders of the band. The smaller diamonds were often in a pave or channel setting, adding extra sparkle and visual interest to the overall design.

Shoulder-set diamond engagement rings continued to be popular throughout the 20th century, with various adaptations and styles emerging over time. The use of different metals, such as platinum, white gold, or yellow gold, as well as different diamond shapes and cuts, allowed for a wide range of customisation options.

What makes a shoulder set moissanite engagement ring unique?

A shoulder set moissanite engagement ring is unique because of its design and setting. "Shoulder set" refers to the additional smaller gemstones (usually diamonds) that are set along the shank of the ring, on either side of the main moissanite gemstone. This design adds extra sparkle and visual interest to the ring, making it stand out from a traditional solitaire ring.

The smaller diamonds on the shoulders can be set in various styles such as pave, channel, or prong settings, giving the ring a unique look and enhancing the overall beauty of the moissanite centre stone. The shoulder stones can also be customised in terms of size, shape, and quality, allowing for personalisation based on individual preferences.

Furthermore, moissanite itself is a unique gemstone known for its brilliance, fire, and durability. It is a lab-created gemstone that offers a more affordable alternative to diamonds, yet still possesses similar optical properties. The combination of the moissanite centre stone and the shoulder diamond accents creates a stunning and sparkling engagement ring that is both unique and elegant.

Can you design a bespoke moissanite engagement ring with side diamonds for me?

Yes! We can create bespoke jewellery that is unique to you. Whether you want to design your own piece of jewellery from scratch or put your own stamp on an existing design, our friendly and knowledgeable team are here to make it happen.

Schedule an appointment with our team who specialise in custom design. We will help you discuss your vision and preferences, including the desired centre diamond, metal, band style, and side accented shoulder diamonds. We will Work together to create a 3D rendering or sketch of the engagement ring concept and make any necessary adjustments or modifications until you are satisfied with the design.

Your bespoke engagement ring will be finalised and polished to perfection and will be presented to you in a beautiful box, ready for the perfect proposal.

Is a shoulder set moissanite engagement ring a classic choice?

Yes, a shoulder set moissanite engagement ring can be considered a classic choice. The addition of smaller diamonds along the shoulders or sides of the band adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the ring.

This style has been popular for many years and continues to be a timeless choice for engagement rings. The shoulder diamonds complement the centre moissanite and enhance its sparkle, creating a stunning and eye-catching look. Whether in a classic pave setting or a more intricate design, a shoulder set moissanite engagement ring is a beautiful and traditional option for those seeking a classic and timeless engagement ring.

Are there any risks in choosing a moissanite engagement ring with shoulder diamonds?

Yes, there are a few risks to consider when choosing an engagement ring with shoulder diamonds. While these risks exist, they can be mitigated with proper care and maintenance. Regular cleaning, routine inspections, and being cautious by removing your ring whilst doing physical activities can help minimise these factors.

1. Can be prone to damage: The side diamonds along the shoulders of the ring are exposed and can be prone to damage through daily wear and tear. Since they are smaller and set in a more delicate manner, they may be more susceptible to being knocked causing chipping or loosening.

2. Careful resizing: In case you want to resize the ring in the future, it can be more complicated and potentially costly with a shoulder-set diamond ring. Since there are more diamonds on the band, resizing it could require additional work or even resetting the side diamonds, as they can move ever so slightly within their setting.

3. Cleaning challenges: Cleaning a shoulder-set diamond ring may require more effort due to the intricate setting. Dirt and debris can get trapped between the smaller diamonds, making it a little more tricky to clean thoroughly.

4. Upkeep and maintenance: The shoulder diamonds may also require regular maintenance and tightening to ensure they stay securely in place. It's essential to have the ring inspected periodically to address any potential issues proactively. Ethica offers a not for profit Ring Maintenance Service helping you keep your shoulder set diamond ring in perfect condition.  

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