The Different Types of Engagement Ring Settings

There are a lot more decisions than you may think when it comes to choosing the perfect engagement ring. You must think about the style of the ring, diamonds or stones, the metal, and the shape of the setting. Whether you choose a white gold engagement ring, yellow gold or platinum they can come in a range of different designs and the diamonds can be held in a variety of ways.

Prong

The most popular setting, the prong incorporates a plain band with the stone in the centre held by a number of prongs. This highlights the stone and allows in maximum light to let the diamond sparkle.

Bar

Using a row of stones, each one is held in place by slim, vertical bars in between each stone. Therefore the metal is emphasized without obscuring the stones.

Cluster

Many small stones are grouped together in the cluster setting, normally around a large stone in the centre. It gives a bright look and the illusion that they are all one big stone.

Bezel

A stone set in a bezel is completely surrounded by metal without the use of prongs. The stone is much more secure in this setting. There is also the choice of a half bezel where the stone is only surrounded on two sides.

Channel

A channel set ring has a groove going all the way around the band and the stone is set in the groove. The stones have no metal between them making it look unique and radiant.

Pave

This sparkly setting has tiny diamonds covering the whole surface of the ring. The creation of a ring with a pave setting will take a lot of time and effort so therefore will cost a lot.

Flush

With a flush setting the stones are embedded into the metal band and level with the height of the band. The stones are completely safe and the ring has a contemporary feel, though the stones will not reflect much light.

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