The ring setting is one of the most important things to factor in when looking for the perfect diamond ring. These various settings cater to a broad scope of tastes – a simple and classic woman might prefer the understatedly elegant prong setting, while a more modern woman might enjoy a tension or bezel setting.
The Prong Setting
The most popular setting for diamond rings, the prong setting uses prongs connected to a ring’s central setting, which is called the basket or head. Every prong reaches out and upward from the center which holds the diamond.
The Bezel Setting
This ring setting is set in place with a metal frame wrapping the circumference of the diamond, or at the stone’s narrow edge. Depending on your preference, it can be made to wrap all throughout or partially around the diamond.
The Pave Setting
Invisibly placed diamonds are grouped closely together with the metal cleverly hidden under them so all you all that is visible is an uninterrupted and continuous surface of stones. This can include a centerpiece diamond.
The Channel Setting
With the channel ring setting, the diamonds are placed snugly among two side-by-side metal strips securing them.
The Cluster Setting
Where diamonds are clustered together to make it appear as one huge diamond. Some include a centerpiece diamond or diamonds with equal shapes and sizes.
The Bar Setting
Much like the channel setting, it makes use of a narrow bar of metal shaped in either a V or U for securing the diamonds on only two sides, which leaves the other parts visible.
The Tension Setting
The tension setting utilizes pressure for securing a diamond between two metal strips which makes the diamond appear as if it’s floating.
Every one of these ring settings offer their own distinctive beauty and appeal and the one you finally decide on must show your personal style and taste. In addition, educate yourself on the 4Cs once you find the setting you like because not all diamonds are created equal.