- Author Shalini Mittal
- Published March 18, 2022
- Word count 561
Soon after a person meets the love of their life, the next step is to get a perfect diamond engagement ring to experience an unforgettable proposal. However, another decision to be made in this step is paying attention to the ring setting. A perfect ring setting helps boost the sparkle and beauty of a diamond ring. The right setting holds the stone and the whole look of the engagement ring.
The Solitaire Ring Setting
The most classic and common setting for engagement rings is the solitaire ring setting. The center stone captures the user’s eyes and holds the factor of simplicity. This makes this setting more appealing. It belongs to prong settings with small metal claws that keep diamonds in the right place. Maximum light passes through the diamond, reflecting it back for viewers to see. It is highly popular these days and is the correct fit for people who want an elegant design and symbol of commitment.
Three Stone Ring Setting
This setting contains three stones and is another version of the side stone ring setting. Two other expensive stones flank the center diamond in this ring. The side stone contains sapphires or other diamonds. The best thing about it is that the center diamond easily blends with the side stones. Most people consider a diamond flanked by two small side stones more appealing than a diamond flanked by two large stones.
In this type of ring, pressure holds the previous gem or diamond in the right place. The jeweler cuts tiny grooves into the metal where the diamond comes in contact with the band. The diamond edges are pushed forcefully and tightly by the tension of the metal into the grooves. This type of tension set ring is very unique and holds intrigue. It allows diamonds to sparkle and be visible.
The claw setting holds the gem or diamond ring by claws or tiny slivers of metal. These claws give a shape of a basket around the diamond. The claw tips secure the stone’s edges firmly. The best advantage of this claw setting is that the setting allows the maximum light in the diamond, so you get the most sparkle.
A channel setting holds the diamonds and gemstones very firmly by setting into a two-metal strip-made groove. This type of setting looks great and is enhanced in engagement rings. This type of setting goes around the whole band. A channel setting secures the diamond, which doesn’t snag on clothes easily. This ring setting goes with a contemporary and sleek appearance. This setting provides impressive glitter as little diamonds are also set into the ring’s band. There are fewer chances of entangling this ring setting in your clothing.
Pace set diamonds add a great dazzle in engagement rings, and tiny metal beads are used in this setting to closely and securely hold the diamond and get a dazzling surface. Pave set diamonds are used mostly in engagement rings as enhancement while they may be main features in other rings. Small diamonds are paved in this setting. They are placed next to each other directly without gaps, as these little sparkles give the impression that the setting has been made with diamonds. Diamonds are inserted within ring metal in pave setting, and using mini prongs, they are held securely.