Engagement Ring Setting Options

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Engagement ring setting refers to the process of putting decorative stones like diamond or gold in a ring as an enhancement or decoration.
Engagement ring setting options are many. Before settling on a ring they are things that have to be considered for instance the amount of metal, the size of the decorative stones, the thickness of the metal band or even the size of the figure.

The following are various types of engagement ring setting option that are popular in modern day world.

Composite setting

Is the arranging of diamonds of specific or various sizes in a cluster to look like one big stone, this is to make it look like one big stone from the original small sizes than it was initially.

Prong setting

This is a type of setting achieved through holding the stone on a prong that looks like a tiny metal claw; it comes in various shapes i.e. the v �”shaped, rounded, pointed or flat.

Tension setting

This is achieved by a laser cut dimensions on tiny grooves into each side of the shank. This makes the stone appear to float or suspended between the two sides of the shank.

Pave setting

In this type of setting the diamonds are set along the ring’s shank creating a carpet like look with the diamonds being set closely together. They are suitable for those who want rings with high capacity that the holding metal on the ring.

Cathedral setting

The cathedral setting has a traditional but elegant and classic look that is achieved use of metallic arches to hold the gemstone or diamond high above the ring shank.

Micropave setting

This is where Small beads of metal are used to hold accent diamond or gem stones closely together which draws the attention more attention to sparkle. Often a laser setting is used to get the flawless result.

Flush setting

This is where a decorative stone is visible at the top with the rest being completely covered by the metal creating a smooth surface.

Shared Prong setting

As the name suggests the stones share prongs with the band with two stones being held together by the same prong.
The metal used is less thus enhancing the sparkle of the stones.

Bezel setting

This type of setting can be made full or partial.
For the full setting the stones are securely enclosed by a metallic border creating a pretty design element. This design produces more of a metallic look and it is more suitable for men.
For the partial the sides of the diamond or gemstones are not covered by the metal.

Bar setting

This setting leaves the diamond exposed on two sides with metal bars holding them on either side.

Halo setting

In this setting the diamond is set in the middle with smaller diamonds being placed around it making it look bigger.
This design is used to enhance the size of small diamonds.

Tiffany setting

This type of setting was initially developed by Tiffany &Co. in the late 1880s.
The design is a six-prong solitaire setting that is designed to maximize the light return on a diamond.

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