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Diamond Engagement Ring Settings

Thursday, June 13th 2013. | Diamond Engagement Ring


Before you purchase a diamond engagement ring, whether for yourself of a loved one, it is important to know every aspect of it, from the diamond to the upgrade and shipping policies of the seller. The setting you prefer for your diamond engagement ring is an important thing to look at. It is easy to get overwhelmed by many styles available and various unfamiliar terminologies used to describe the setting. Moreover, many diamond engagement rings are very similar to each other and it can be hard to tell the differences which set one ring apart from another. At least, knowing about diamond engagement ring settings can help you to narrow down your search and give you better ideas of what kind of diamond engagement ring you are looking for. Diamond Engagement Ring Settings

Diamond Engagement Ring Settings


The Prong Setting

Prong remains the single most popular setting style for diamond engagement ring and usually used in solitaire such as Tiffany style setting or in combinations with other decorative accents. It uses thin metal prongs raising from the base of the engagement ring and holding the diamond in place by supporting it on the top edge. Prong securely anchors the centre diamond in place and in the same time raising it above the rest of the ring, which is so popular. The advantage of this setting is the percentage of the diamond which can be seen from both top and side perspectives, exposing as much of the stone to the light. This setting is also one of the less expensive diamond engagement ring settings because of the popularity and simplicity in design, so that you can focus more of your budget to the diamond. Diamond Engagement Ring Settings

Diamond Engagement Ring Settings

Prong setting also can give a larger appearance to the stone, since it typically raises the stone slightly above the rest of the ring, even though the low-profile is also available. And this one also becomes the disadvantage of the setting in comfort and convenience. For someone with active lifestyle, the high-profile can snag easily on clothes or other materials. In addition, it is not as damage-resistant as bezel setting so that the setting will suit only those who are not really active or have the prong inspected regularly. Most prong styles are referred to by number of prongs used. It is not recommended to use three prong styles for engagement ring, so you better choose four, six, or eight prong setting.

The Bezel Setting

It is the second most popular after prong. The setting encircles the centre stone in a metal rim or collar which stands slightly above the top surface of the stone. It can be full, completely encircles the stone or partial, in which the collar reveals part of the stone’s side. It is one of the safest settings for those active ones. The number one advantage of bezel setting is security, since it is custom-made for the stone it will hold, so it is always in the exact size. The number two advantage is it can also help improve the appearance of a slightly flawed diamond and it can also be protective enough for the stone. However, the disadvantage is the light penetrating the stone is in the lower level than prong setting. But, a well-designed bezel setting, when set with pave diamonds in halo setting can still reflect much light for sparkly look.

Tension Setting

It is the most unusual and bold diamond engagement ring setting ever, but it is unique and modern. Instead of using prong or bar to hold the stone, it uses pressure of the metal band to hold the stone, which is set in small grooves cut into the ring shank’s sides, which makes the stone appears to float in midair between. It is a very secure setting since laser is used to apply the perfectly proportioned pressure but due to that, ring with this setting cannot be resized. If the ring suffers a blunt impact, it can damage both of the diamond and the setting.

Channel Setting

It is popular on eternity band and for the smaller diamonds on the band of engagement ring. In this setting, a row of small diamonds is placed into a metal channel which holds them in place, creating an illusion of uninterrupted line of diamond. Diamond Engagement Ring Settings

Diamond Engagement Ring Settings

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