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Diane and Irv Marks started I W Marks Jewelers in 1978 in a small 500-square-foot store. Over the years, the couple grew the business while connecting to the community and providing Houstonians with a jewelry selection for every taste, budget, and occasion.
Today that tradition is carried on by Joanna and Brad Marks. They are very proud of that legacy as the leader in custom jewelry design, expertly handcrafted diamond engagement rings that celebrate love in all its forms.
Engagement Ring Styles and Settings
Joanna and Brad Marks lives are built on service to the community and dedication to family. Married since 2013, the duo balances full family life with their four children, Kennedy, Garrison, Bradley, Jr., and Hannah, while continuing the legacy of exemplary customer service at I W Marks Jewelers.
They bring their same love and passion for finding you the perfect cut and clarity of diamond and style and setting that best fits your hand and your personality.
What Is an Engagement Ring Setting?
Settings are, in the most simplistic terms, how the stones or diamonds are set, mounted or connected into a metal band. There are all sorts of different types of settings. I W Marks will help you settle on the best setting that fits your lifestyle. You may be classic or more of a wild child. We have settings that allow both your gemstone and your personality to sparkle. Some of the typical styles are solitaire, halo, or three stones.
What Is a Solitaire Engagement Ring?
Just like its name, solitaire setting means a single stone. The features of a solitary ring are that it celebrates the single amazing stone. They can be simple or loud and bold. Some of the more popular stones used in a diamond solitaire engagement ring are round brilliant diamonds. But we can custom-design any gemstone to fit your personality.
What Is a Halo Engagement Ring?
Halo settings typically feature a justified gemstone surrounded by smaller gemstones. Our artisans are experts at designing a perfect halo ring for you that will maximize the visual impact of your halo gemstone. You can get very creative with several different colors of stones and diamonds.
What Is a Three-Stone Engagement Ring?
Things are better in 3’s! How about a trio of diamonds? We can custom design you a perfect engagement ring at our local Houston, TX jewelry store that features a justified diamond with two complementary stones on either side.
IW Marks Engagement Ring Settings
Let’s face it, your hands are everywhere. Your jewelry needs to be designed not only to be beautiful but to keep up with your active lifestyle. Each custom ring at IW Marks is set with customized mountings that specifically fit each stone. Our master craftsmen are here to help you at our local Houston, TX, jewelry store. We do not send them out to someplace with a name you can not pronounce. We design and craft all of our wedding rings here in Houston. Here are a few of the typical settings we use at IW Marks.
Are Prong Settings Popular?
By far, the most popular setting is a prong setting. What is nice about the prong setting is that the thin metal arms do not distract from your justified diamond. Keep in mind that if you live a very active lifestyle, this setting may not be the best for you. With a prong setting, the stone is pushed up to celebrate its color and clarity and might catch on surfaces. Typically the band is clean, smooth metal with a prong setting.
Bead Settings for an Engagement Ring
Bead settings are where our artisans combine a prong setting with more stones around the band. Bead settings reflect more light and sparkle and tend to be more on the flashy side.
What is a Pavé Setting
Pavé comes from the French word for “pavement.” In simplest translation, a pavé setting engagement ring encompasses a single diamond stone like the prong setting but then paved with all sorts of small diamonds. If you are looking for an engagement ring in Houston with a ton of sparkle and glam, then this type of setting is for you.
Channel Setting for a Ring
Like its namesake, the channel setting is a single stone with two walls on the metal band. In that channel, there is space to fill it with diamonds and gemstones. This type of setting is very durable. The walls actually help protect the stones in the channel from damage.
Tension Setting Wedding Rings
Tension settings are very creative. With a tension setting, the stone is held in place by tension from opposing directions. It is almost like the stone is floating in space, and it appears that it will float or fall out but is extremely secure and safe. The bands can be channel or pavé. Our custom wedding ring designers can design your wedding ring with your lifestyle and sense of fashion in mind.
How Popular are Bezel Settings?
These are the most popular settings for wedding bands. This setting is fantastic for a very active lifestyle because there is a metal edge protecting the edge of the stone. Typically there is a flat surface, so this setting does not stand up or catch on any surface. You can get creative with stacking several rings together. Get creative with mixing stones and colors of your choice of platinum, gold, or pink gold.
Why are they called Cathedral Settings?
A cathedral setting celebrates your central gemstone with height and elegance. Like with typical architecture, there are sweeping arches and curves. This type of setting is for an active lifestyle that wants to celebrate that justified stone but needs some protection of the stone on the edges. Cathedral engagement ring settings are very traditional in style.
What is the Best Setting for a Very Active Lifestyle?
A burnished setting might be the answer for you. Stones are flush with the surface of a metal band and will not catch or snag on any surface. You can do something simple or as exotic as you want. Schedule an appointment with one of our custom engagement ring designers at our Bellaire Boulevard location.
Shop For Engagement Rings Online
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FANA Oval Halo Halfway Ring$2,250.00
FANA(BNSQQ) 14KW 0.37tw MQ w/Dia. Halo Half Way Ring. S3042/WG.$2,075.00
FANA(BNSQQ) 14KW 0.44tw BR Peek-A-Boo Dia. Half Way Ring. S3244/WG.$2,375.00
FANA(BQQQQ) 14KW 0.39tw OV w/Hidden Halo Half Way Ring. S3025/WG.$2,325.00
FANA(BQQQQ) 14KW 0.40tw EC w/Hidden Halo Half Way Ring. S3023/WG.$2,325.00
FANA(BQQQQ) 14KY 0.40tw BR w/Under Halo Half Way Ring. S3024/YG.$2,325.00
FANA(BSQQQ) 14KR 0.48tw BR w/Peek-A-Boo Dia. Half Way Ring. S3862/RG.$2,500.00
FANA(BZSQQ) 14KW 0.47tw BR w/Hidden Pave Halo Half Way Ring. S3240/WG.$2,575.00
FANA(BZSQQ) 14KY 0.48tw OV w/Peek-A-Boo and Hidden Pave Halo Ring. S3241/YG.$2,575.00
FANA(GQQQQ) 14KW 0.10tw BR Double Side Dia. Eng Ring. S4086/WG.$1,625.00
FANA(GZSQQ) 14KW 0.30tw BR w/Delicate Side Detail Half Way Ring. S3818/WG.$2,000.00
FANA(HNSQQ) 14KW 0.02ct BR Cathedral Sol. w/Peek-A-Boo Dia. Ring. S3908/WG.$1,075.00
Custom Earrings, Custom Necklaces, and Engagement Rings
If you can dream it, I W Marks can create it! With custom design, experience really does matter. Our mastercraftsmen have been creating custom diamond engagement rings since 1978. Bring in a picture, describe what you’d like…If you can dream it, we can create it.
If you have a piece of jewelry from your family or have an idea that you’d like to create from scratch with a quality diamond, book a time with one of our designer’s to review your vision. I W Marks custom jewelry designers in Houston will walk you through the steps to sketch out a design, select a diamond and produce a 1 of a kind custom piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime.