Guide to Setting Styles

 

Prong Diamond Settings

Also known as a claw, this is the classic setting where two or more prongs wrap around the crown of a stone to secure it in place.   This mounting style minimises the amount of metal used, allowing more light to pass through the diamond or gemstone.

brilliant round diamond engagement ring

 

Shared Prong Setting

A variation of the classic prong setting, the prongs wrap around the crown of a stone to secure it in place.  This also minimises the amount of metal and allowing more light to pass through the diamond.

platinum Emerald Cut Ring

 

Channel Setting

Diamonds or gemstones are secured in place between vertical metal walls, creating a smooth channel.  It is a contemporary setting where the stones are nestled side by side with no metal in between.

diamond eternity wedding ring

 

Pave Setting

Diamonds or gemstones are set low and very close together using tiny beads.  The surface of the ring will appear to be encrusted with stones for a brilliant effect.

Princess cut diamond platinum engagement ring

 

Bezel Settings

A metal rin surrounds a diamond or gemstone by the girdle to secure it in place.  This dramatic setting style can create the illusion of a larger stone.

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