A Guide to Understanding the Basics of Diamond Settings

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend for many reasons; they sparkle, they are valuable and most importantly they look good with everything you wear. Whether they are diamond earrings, studs or engagement rings, no other stone personifies sophistication, class and elegance quite like the diamond.

When it comes to buying diamond jewelry especially engagement rings, there are a number of different diamond settings that you must know about.

Prong Setting

Prong setting is probably one of the classic settings you’ll see in most many traditional diamond engagement rings. In this type of setting, the diamond is secured in place with 5 to 6 prongs. This simple setting is most preferred by jewelers because it makes the diamond look bigger and affords most light to pass through it. The prong setting is appropriate for any diamond regardless of its cut and shape.

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Bezel Setting

In the Bezel setting, the diamond is held in place by the metal rim surrounding its perimeter. This kind of setting not only looks simple and elegant but brings out the best in the diamond too. White gold or platinum should be your metal of choice when opting for the Bezel setting to make your diamond look bigger and make it reflect more light.

The reason why gold is not preferable in this setting is because it will make your diamond look yellower. If you’re looking for something durable yet simple, the Bezel setting is perfect.

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Tension Setting

The diamond is secured in place by squeezing the two ends of metal of the metal ring in the tension setting. This type of setting makes the diamond appear as if it is floating in mid air. A variety of metals can be opted for when going for the tension setting. The tension setting is ideal since it brings out the sparkling appeal of the diamond.

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Channel Setting

In the channel setting, several diamonds in the same size and shape are set in either sides of the metal band and are secured in place by a channel. The channel setting makes the ring look elegant while giving it maximum support. Since there are no rough edges in this type of setting, the channel setting is definitely more durable than any other setting.

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Baguette Setting

The Baguette setting is chosen when the objective is to highlight the bigger diamond in the center. Two smaller diamonds are set on the side. This type of setting gives a magnificent appearance to the engagement ring.

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Pave Setting

The pave setting is one of the classic diamond settings in which small diamonds of different shapes and sizes are set in the metal band using numerous prongs. The pave setting is best because it gives the ring a continuous sparkle since all the diamonds are set all around.

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Cluster Setting

The cluster setting is another great diamond setting style in which numerous diamonds are placed in continuum. The cluster setting is used when you want to place the diamonds in the shape of a flower or a random abstract collection of stones.

These are some of the different diamond settings that you can opt for when having a diamond engagement ring custom made. For more details, check out Jangmi Jewelry’s reviews on Wedding Wire, Yelp and Google+.

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