How To Understand the Different Settings for Your Diamond Ring

Diamond rings

Diamonds are a girl's best friend. When it comes to choosing a diamond ring, shape and size are not the only facets to be considered. There are different settings for your diamond ring that are available in the market today, which should also be taken into consideration.

Here are examples of different settings for your diamond ring:

  1. Prong Setting. The most popular setting among different settings available for diamond rings. This setting is commonly used for engagement rings where the diamond is solitary. Three or more individual metal prongs hold the solitary diamond in the center of the engagement ring. Prong setting lets the diamond sparkle best as it allows the most refraction.
  2. V-Prong Setting. This a variation of the prong setting for diamonds. It uses prongs that, when looked at from above, appear to have a v-shaped curve. This setting is commonly used in setting diamonds with pointed shapes.
  3. Bezel Setting. This setting is strong and quite protective of the diamond. The metal band of your choice is wrapped around the diamond therefore keeping it securely in place. Bezel setting is also the most durable among all the other diamond settings. It can help hide the imperfections of the diamond as the metal band wraps around it. It lets the diamond appear larger than it really is. This setting prevents sharp parts of the diamond to be exposed and to be caught on something.
  4. Bar Setting. This setting is quite like the prong setting for diamonds. The only difference is that, instead of metal prongs holding the diamond in place, elongated metal bars do the job. Careful consideration is given to bring out the beauty of the diamond even when the long metal bars of the ring are holding it.
  5. Tension Setting. This is a new trend in diamond setting. Tiny grooves are etched into the edges of the durable metal band and these tiny grooves touch the diamond. Although this setting is very beautiful, it should be custom made for the wearer.
  6. Channel Setting. This setting is used to hold round diamonds. Channels are etched into the metal band where the round diamonds rest. A clean line of diamonds set into the channel gives a clean, sleek and elegant appearance.
  7. Pavé Setting.  This setting is used to cover a ring with tiny diamonds. The metal band, then, looks like a street paved with diamonds.
  8. Bead Setting.  Diamonds are slightly set apart from each other in this setting. The diamonds may be engraved directly on the metal band.
  9. Flush Setting.  This is one of the subtlest techniques in setting diamonds. The diamond is sunk into the metal band until they are flush with the surface. It is used to give protection to larger diamonds.
  10. Ballerina Setting.  A large diamond is set in the center of tapered baguettes that look like a ballerina's tutu. This setting is one of the most popular multi-stone designs.

Your diamond ring will create more brilliance when set in any of the above-mentioned styles. Different settings tell the significance of the ring itself. They should not be ignored.


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