Jewelry Setting Types
There are many different looks and styles to choose from when selecting an engagement ring. It’s important to determine which style suits you. From classic solitaires to more modern styles, our extensive collection of handcrafted rings are each perfectly designed to take your breath away.
Prong settings are the most common and popular type of setting technique. In this classic setting, two or more prongs are bent over the girdle of the diamond to secure it in place. This mounting style minimizes the amount of metal used, allowing the diamond to receive maximum exposure to light from top to bottom.
This setting style encases the outer edge of the diamond with a metal rim securing it in place. Bezels can be decorative or plain, and either circle the stone entirely or partially. They also create an illusion of a larger stone. Bezels can be molded into any shape to accommodate the stone, making it a versatile setting.
A channel setting refers to a type of setting where stones are mounted between two bars or strips of metal, called channels. Instead of each stone being held by an individual set of prongs, the stones are secured in the channel by a continuous strip of metal making it difficult for them to fall out. This is a popular setting type for diamond rings and tennis bracelets.
Bar Channel Setting
The bar setting is characterized by two vertical metal bars on each side of the diamond that secure it in place. This setting also displays the center diamond beautifully, which allows more light to enter the diamond, increasing its brilliance.
Pave is an elegant type of setting where diamonds are set closely together with beads of metal. This allows light to reflect off many diamond facets creating a continuous brilliant effect. Pave is a popular setting used for engagement rings and earrings.
A tension setting is a modern type of setting where the diamond is held in place by pressure rather than with prongs. Small grooves are cut into the tension mounting to grip the diamond’s edges without the necessity of prongs. Tension set diamonds appear magically suspended in their setting.