Setting Guide

Setting type guide

Diamonds are delicate and elegant; they are equally fragile. As much as these precious stones require extreme care, they also need a string setting in place that perfectly fits them with the jewellery item in question. A diamond ring can only be a stunning stone ring if the precious rock stays in place for years and years without falling.

Hence, the knowledge of different diamond setting is essential for a consumer to help decide on which set they want for their diamond jewellery. Not all of the settings could be used in every jewellery type. A ring with a studded diamond would require a different set than a diamond necklace. Here are a few diamond setting options that will help you get the sparkle you want, at the design you choose and the price you want.

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Prong Diamond Setting

The prong setting is sometimes also referred to as a solitaire, or claw, setting. As the classic ring setting for a diamond engagement ring, this iconic setting puts the diamond at the heart of the ring. The claws, or prongs, that secure the diamond allow light to travel through the diamond, maximizing its beauty and sparkle. Prongs are mainly four cornered but can go up to five to six if the design demands. Four prongs are most desirable for setting princess diamonds and other cuts with delicate corners.

Shared Prong Diamond Setting

When prongs are shared by two diamond stones, they are called as shared prongs. These claws are set between two diamond stones where a pair of prongs hold both the diamond rocks. Usually, the prong setting is used in solitaire rings but shared prongs settings are used in diamond ring with more than one diamond. This type of setting minimizes the presence of metal, allowing more light to pass through a diamond or gemstone.

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Channel Setting

Used frequently to create breath-taking bands for wedding and anniversaries, the stones are set next to one other, with no separations. The diamonds are secured between vertical metal walls, to create a smooth channel. The channel setting is a secure way to set smaller diamonds in a row into the band of the ring, making a metal channel of sparkling stones flush with the shank.

The diamonds, or other gemstones, are set closely together into the grooves of the channel and decorate the sides of the band or the entire band.

Since there are no prongs, this setting is also a good option for a snag-free and secure design.


Bar Channel Setting

Similar to the channel setting, the Bar setting has parallel bars holding the solitaire firmly between them. While other parts of the solitaire remain unhidden, the ring appears to be delicate but is indeed strong and stout.


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Pave Setting

The word comes from the French word ‘pave’ (pronounced as ‘pa vay’).. In this dramatically elegant setting type, 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.

Bezel Setting

The bezel setting is the second most popular setting due to its modern look and suitability for an active lifestyle. Instead of holding the diamond with prongs, the bezel setting encircles the diamond, or center stone, with a thin metal rim custom-made to hold the stone tightly in place. A bezel setting can be a full or partial setting: a full bezel completely surrounds the diamond whereas a partial bezel leaves the sides open. This dramatic setting style can create the illusion of a larger stone


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Flush Setting

A flush setting, also known as a gypsy setting, sets the diamond into a drilled hole in the band of the ring so that the ring sits “flush” with the band of the ring. The whole of the metal ring safeguards the gemstones. Flush setting indeed makes the ring appear alluring!



Invisible Setting

Invisible setting allows the diamonds to hover over the ring without any disturbance of the prongs. The placing of diamonds is done in such a manner that even the metal beneath is not visible. Invisible setting is a flawless structure of the ring which shows more of the diamond than the metal. This type of setting is a popular choice for jewellery with Princess Shape Diamonds.


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Tension Setting

Here, the diamond is held between the ring with pressure and not by prongs or invisible strings. The diamond appears to be floating and is open on the sides. This diamond setting is a strong and secured one.


Illusion Setting

As the name goes, this setting creates an illusion of a bigger stone. In this setting, generally, the prongs are more decorative which enhances the overall illusion. This is setting requires skill and intricacy from the jeweller to create the perfect piece.

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Cluster Setting

A large centre stone surrounded by smaller stones, that’s the cluster setting. It’s a great way to showcase a larger ‘hero’ diamond and is perfect for rings or earrings.

Which Setting Type is Good for You?

There’s never a definite answer. While some diamond (depending upon their shape) need prong setting, others might need more cover and require bezel setting. Moreover, different diamond jewellery items would need a different diamond setting based on the number of diamonds used in the jewellery and the style of the accessory.

However, above are noteworthy settings will help you to select your forever diamond with a setting that goes best with it. Now you are all set to know what really suits your personality and occasion.

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