Popular engagement ring settings for all
Engagement rings are a favourite piece of diamond jewellery for whoever owns one. We associate a lot of emotions with them and spend time to plan how it will look. Good for everyone because there are a handful of popular engagement ring settings to choose from, each uniquely beautiful!
The prong setting
Out of all the engagement ring settings you know of, a majority of them have a prong setting. This is because prong settings hold the diamond in place most securely. If you’re getting your diamond engagement ring customised, you can also specify how many prongs you prefer.
The only drawback with this setting is when the ring gets caught in any kind of clothing. The prongs are generally sturdy but over a period of time, they could become brittle and come off easily. Obviously, that puts your precious diamond at risk. If your solitaire ring has a service warranty, take it to the jeweller’s from time to time to avoid such mishap.
The bezel setting
In the bezel setting, the whole diamond, except for the table is covered by the ring metal. Because of this, a single small diamond may not display much brilliance. However, if the ring’s band is studded with several side stones, they can collectively shine brightly. If a single large diamond is what matters to you, then this is the right setting.
Some people also prefer a large bezel-set solitaire on their wedding band. Not only does it stand out on the metal band well but it is also well-protected. There is practically no chance of a bezel-set solitaire falling out of the ring unless it is professionally removed.
The semi-bezel setting
The semi-bezel setting is quite like the bezel setting. But in this setting, the crown of the diamond is exposed as is the girdle. Most diamond jewellery brands mention a UID (Unique Identification Code) on the girdle. The customer can check it at the jeweller’s if they want to be sure that their ring hasn’t been swapped.
In this setting, the diamond has a better shine since it reflects more light that enters the stone. Though the stone’s sparkle is not as brilliant as in other settings, it is still a very popular style.
This is one of the engagement ring settings which is the most popular in the West. The engagement ceremony is quite significant there as compared to the other parts of the world. The same goes for their rings, which they choose very carefully. Some people select a single halo around the centrepiece. There are also rings that have a double halo setting, with a smaller halo inside a bigger one.
The diamond studded halo encircles the main solitaire and gives the rings a more regal appearance. That also means that it is a ring setting costlier than the others. But as long as it looks gorgeous and it lives up to the wearer’s expectations, it’s worth every buck.
This type of setting allows more flexibility in terms of the appearance of the diamond. The two ends of the band hold the centrepiece. The diamond itself does not touch the ring apart from the sides. However, it can either be set in gold or left as it is. So you have either a gold mount with a diamond on it or a bare diamond. Either way, the tension created by the band’s ends hold it in place.
A downside of this setting is that the band’s positioning. Also, since the diamond is exposed, it could get chipped on a hard surface. However, people do go for this setting for the solitaire’s brilliance.
Some of these styles mentioned above are not just exclusive to engagement ring settings. You can find them on different kinds of jewellery like diamond pendants, diamond earrings and diamond bangles too.