Unveiling the Mysteries of Diamond Engagement Rings. The Ultimate Buyer's Guide- part 4
part 4 of 5
Welcome back and thanks for staying with us as we continue our series of unveiling the mysteries of diamond engagement rings.
Here in part four, we are talking about the different types of diamond settings, that actually hold the diamond in your ring.
Types of diamond settings for engagement rings
The diamond setting plays a crucial role in the overall appearance and style of an engagement ring. It not only holds the diamond securely in place but also enhances its brilliance and showcases its beauty. Let's explore some popular diamond settings for engagement rings.
- Prong Setting
The prong setting is one of the most classic and popular choices for diamond engagement rings. It uses metal prongs to secure the diamond in place, allowing maximum light to enter and reflect off the diamond. The number of prongs can vary, with four or six prongs being the most common. This setting offers excellent visibility of the diamond and allows for easy cleaning.
- Bezel Setting
The bezel setting is a sleek and modern option that encircles the diamond with a thin metal rim. It provides excellent protection for the diamond, as the metal rim holds it securely in place. The bezel setting offers a contemporary look, perfect for those seeking a clean and sophisticated style.
- Cathedral Setting
The cathedral setting features the center stone flanked by arches of metal that come up from the shank to the side of the prong "head".
This raised design is a feature as it secures the center stone in place, giving it a distinct profile that is bolder than just the regular prong head setting.
- Three-Stone Setting
The three-stone setting, also known as a trilogy setting, showcases a center diamond flanked by two smaller diamonds on either side. This setting symbolizes the past, present, and future of a relationship. The three-stone setting offers an elegant look, with the side stones enhancing the beauty of the center diamond.
- Channel Setting
The channel setting features diamonds set in a row between two metal channels. The diamonds are set securely in place, creating a continuous line of sparkle. This setting is popular for wedding bands and engagement rings, offering a sleek and sophisticated look.
- Tension Setting
The tension setting creates the illusion that the diamond is suspended between two ends of the ring band. It uses the tension of the metal to hold the diamond securely in place. This setting offers a modern and distinct look, with the diamond appearing to float effortlessly within the setting. This setting is EXTREMELY rare and very few people can do it correctly.
Consider the diamond setting that best complements your diamond shape and personal style. Each setting offers its own unique appeal and beauty.
So far, we have covered the 4Cs of diamonds in part one, the different factors to consider when choosing a diamond in part two, the particular characteristics of diamond shapes in part three, and the actual settings that hold the diamonds here in part four.
Stop by next week. We’ll discuss choosing the right metal for your ring.