As traditional as the name implies, cathedral refers to the way in which the center diamond is mounted and featured on the ring. The cathedral setting is defined by arching lines that rise up on each side of the center stone, lifting it off the base of the setting. This arrangement focuses the eye on the center diamond, while also enhancing its perceived size. These side arches are reminiscent of the architecture of a cathedral, from which the setting’s name is derived. Our cathedral engagement rings are offered in styles from modern to vintage, in every available metal.