Ring Settings: A guide to Different Styles

Ring settings

Diamond ring settings are available in various shapes and sizes. They can be custom made to accommodate various diamonds, gemstones and coloured diamonds.

We offer a range of various ring settings at Australian Diamond Wholesale Brokers. To assist you to better understand the various settings we have set out a brief description of the various settings for you.

Prong setting

Otherwise referred to as a solitaire setting. Prong Settings are the most common and classic ring setting. Prong refers to the metal claw that secures the diamond. Ordinarily prong settings are comprised of 4 or 6 claws.
Prongs can be rounded, pointed, flat, or V-shaped depending on the diamond they are setting. The band is pure metal, encompassing no side diamonds. Prong settings are most popular engagement ring diamond setting.

Bezel Setting

The bezel setting is the second most popular ring setting. Unlike the prong setting, a Bezel setting encircles the diamond with a thin metal rim. The setting is often custom made to secure the stone in place. You can choose between a full or partial setting. A full bezel completely surrounds the diamond whereas a partial bezel leaves the sides open.

Halo setting

The halo setting encircles a centre diamond in a collection of round brilliant cut diamonds in either a channel, grain or micro pavé setting. The halo can be singular, double or triple depending on preference. Halo settings enlarge the appearance of the centre diamond.

Channel setting

Channel set rings feature accent diamonds or gemstones, incorporated into a ring. In a channel set ring, diamond accents are placed in a “channel” formed by two strips of precious metal. Grooves on both walls hold the diamonds securely in place.

Pavé setting

Pave settings share similarities with the grain setting. The pave set band is covered with tiny diamonds, leaving very little metal exposed on the band using small prongs or beads off gold. The difference between the pave setting and the grain setting is that the diamonds are often smaller and held in place with small prongs or beads whereas grain setting is held in by small grains of gold from the setting itself.

We have all of the listed settings available. For further inquires please contact us.


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