Your Guide to Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Setting Styles
What is a setting?
Center Stone Setting Styles
In this engagement ring setting, the diamond is encircled by a metal rim or collar that can feature a straight or scalloped edge. The half bezel – in which the rim only surrounds part of the stone – is also an excellent choice.
Normally found in wide-band engagement rings, this modern setting holds the diamond in place on two sides with the compression-spring pressure of the setting. This gives the impression that the diamond is floating in place.
Side Stones & Wedding Bands
Smaller diamonds (round or baguettes) are set in a row with no metal separating the stones. These diamonds sit well-protected between the two rims that encircle the ring.
Similar to the channel setting, this is also a ring in which smaller stones encircle all or part of the band. However, in this setting, the diamonds are separated from each other by thin vertical bars.
The ring is literally paved with diamonds. A row of small diamonds are held in place by tiny beads of metal. The metal holding the soon seems to disappear into the background and provides a look of continuous diamonds on the surface.
In this flush setting, the accent stones are recessed into the band.
This style is typically found in diamond wedding bands or engagement ring settings. In this setting each diamond shares a prong with the neighboring diamond.