The Different Ring Settings That Suit You the Best

 

Finding the right person to spend the rest of your life with is a heartfelt experience. Once you finally decide to make a proposal, choosing the perfect diamond ring is the next crucial step for couples. While we understand that these valuable moments are not judged by the amount of money spent on a ring, these beautiful moments are precious to invest in the heart of your partner.

 

Finding the right person to spend the rest of your life with is a heartfelt experience. Once you finally decide to make a proposal, choosing the perfect diamond ring is the next crucial step for couples. While we understand that these valuable moments are not judged by the amount of money spent on a ring, these beautiful moments are precious to invest in the heart of your partner.

To make these moments more special, the master jewelers nowadays use a variety of different setting techniques to set loose diamonds and to secure them finely. For instance, the traditional prong setting enhances the prominence of a diamond, keeping the appearance of the ring metal minimal. Similarly, a bezel setting adds more dramatic effect to a ring by creating the illusion of a bigger diamond.

So, how many ring setting styles do you really know? Luckily, the understanding to different ring settings is much easier than understanding diamonds. Let us discuss the broad range of setting techniques along with some design elements that give out the perfect style.

The Prong Setting - Solitaire Ring

For centuries, the solitaire diamond ring has been the traditional standard ring for wedding and engagement events and has been loved by women of all times. This exemplary ring features a thin classic band that supports a six prong setting for a diamond solitaire ring and is this is none other than the Tiffany.

This ring design is an iconic symbol of elegance with simplicity. This is the only ring setting which draws the most attention of a viewer to the center diamond or gem. It reveals both the top and sides of a diamond by exposing maximum light to the center stone while holding it in place securely.

The prong styles are mostly differentiated by the number of prongs used. A slight difference is capable of altering the look of your ring drastically. A prong setting is not much damage resistance for women with the active lifestyle. However, as long as this setting is worn in normal conditions, this setting can be worn for years.

The Bezel Setting

Long appreciated worldwide, the bezel setting played a big role throughout jewelry history. Unlike the prong setting, this setting is gaining popularity and known to be used with many new and highly creative ways these days. It is the most secured setting for a diamond.

The bezel setting secures the center stone by encircling it in a metal rim, with a lip that slightly extends above the girdle. This may be partial or full encircling of stone, in which the part of the side profile of stone is revealed as the bezel cuts away. Since it is highly protected setting, this can be worn throughout even by women with an active daily life.

Moreover, the well-crafted setting of the bezel makes the ideally cut diamonds look the most appealing. The bezel settings are highly customizable with the stone shape of your choice. Keep your bezels set diamonds looking their best by having them professionally cleaned every once in a while.

The Channel Setting

This setting uses a technique that engages the diamonds into a groove or channel in the metal. This diamond setting is popular for creating a clean modern look. This setting has no prongs, hence, it does not catch on things or break during daily life.

The most commonly used diamonds for this setting are round brilliant diamonds. However, the princess cut is better suited to the channel setting perhaps, as it creates a continuous stream of diamonds, meeting with the straight edges of each other without creating any space in between.

The Channel Setting is a contemporary technique in which stones are finely nestled together and with no metal prongs. However, a bar channel setting is one in which the gemstones or diamonds are beautifully secured in place by having two metal walls on both sides of each diamond. The brilliant effect of the stone encrusted surface makes this setting type aesthetically elegant.

The Tension Setting

In recent years, the boldest and most unusual ring setting style to have taken its place significantly in the market is the tension setting. If you have the taste for elegance and uniqueness combined together, fill your precious moments with the tension style setting that is not only interesting, but the perfect option.

This setting creates a tempting style by creating a look as if the diamond were suspended in the air. This setting is free from bezel or any prongs. However, the true tension design uses the inward pressure of the opposing sides of the setting to hold the gemstone in place.

To keep the diamond sparkling for years, the tension settings should be inspected closely and on a regular basis. Also, personal jewelry insurance is a highly recommended option for tension setting style. The size and cut of the diamond are of crucial importance in this setting type as the diamond is visible completely.

Melee Settings

The term Melee is a French word to describe ‘mixture’. This also refers to the small diamonds that are used to embellish a ring or any other piece of jewelry. Pave setting is commonly used in Diamond melee. In the pave setting, the gemstones are placed very closely and with minimal gaps, creating a tempting surface of fine sparkle.

This setting is commonly referred to as ‘bead setting’. A bead setting is generally used in combination of a slightly separated melee where the gemstones are set in a single line. These beautifully crafted diamonds increase the sparkle of the overall ring to a great extent. If you like to have sparkling appeal, try encircling the gemstone with sapphire or pair it with a pave band to enhance the shiny appearance.

Are you surprised at your ability to identify the different ring settings now? The above-discussed ring settings account for nearly all events. Perhaps all you need to do now is show love for your person by proposing with the perfect ring and honoring them with a special place in your heart.

If you want to buy a customized diamond ring or to learn more about diamonds or gold, contact Brio Jewelry right away!

BRIO FINE JEWELRY
​​Mill Ave Shops

414 S Mill Ave,
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Tel: 602-410-0180

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