The process of setting a diamond requires skill and expertise. Beyond the skill, the setting of the diamond also has influence on the overall design of the ring and determines the way the stone will lay on your finger, or in any piece of jewelry.
The suitable diamond setting depends on your style preferences and lifestyle. Choosing the right setting is easy with Landsberg Jewelers. We will educate you on the setting options and give you the opportunity to customize your ring with your own style.
What Is A Diamond Setting?
The setting refers to how the stone is permanently fixed in the metal. For instance, in a popular setting for a diamond ring is the prong setting, where the stone sits in a metal basket known as a collet that's soldered to the ring's band.
There are several ways a diamond can be set. Whether you buy a traditional or contemporary design, we advise you to explore different setting types before deciding on the right one for you and the pros and cons of each option.
Why Is A Diamond Setting Important?
Diamond rings are a lifetime investment and the stone needs to be secured in place properly. This will prevent the stone from loosening and reduce the risk of falling out even after being used for a long time.
Remember to always do a prong check or a setting check. Shake your ring close to your ear. If you hear some shaking, your setting may need updating. If your prongs are constantly attaching to clothes and fabrics, this also may indicate that the setting needs updating.
What Are The Common Types Of Diamond Setting?
1. Prong Setting
“Prong” is the most preferred diamond engagement ring setting. Here, the stone is set between prongs. The number of prongs range from four to six. For diamond studs, we also like the look of three prongs, based on a customer's preference.
The prong setting is a versatile design that gives a classic appearance to different shapes and sizes of diamond rings. Plus, it's easy to clean and resize the ring.
2. Bezel Setting
This is a versatile setting that offers a timeless appearance and is very popular today. The center stone of the ring sits within a metal frame. There are two bezel setting types; the full bezel, where the frame surrounds the entire stone, and the partial bezel that only covers the top and bottom of the stone.
The Bezel setting offers a sturdy design suitable for people with an active lifestyle and it protects the stone from damage. However, it hides more of the stone compared to other settings.
3. Tension Setting
Here, the band itself holds the center stone. This style depends on the band's tension to hold the stone in place and create a contemporary appearance. Therefore, the stone appears as if it's floating. The setting exposes the diamond a bit more, but resizing the ring can be challenging.
Other settings include the channel setting, halo setting, cathedral setting, and cluster setting, among others. Remember that each gives a different look and feel and has its perks and drawbacks. Therefore, advice from a professional jeweler if you are undecided on the right setting option.
Contact us if you have any questions.