Ring Education


Ring Setting Types

There are many different setting types for engagement rings. Here are some of the most common:

  • Prong Setting: A prong setting holds the center stone in place with small metal prongs that wrap around the girdle of the stone. Prong settings are a classic choice for engagement rings and are popular because they allow more light to pass through the stone, enhancing its brilliance.
  • Bezel Setting: A bezel setting encircles the center stone with a metal rim that holds it securely in place. Bezel settings are a popular choice for active lifestyles, as they offer greater protection to the center stone than prong settings.
  • Channel Setting: In a channel setting, small diamonds, or other stones, are set into a channel in the band of the ring, with no metal between them. This creates a sleek and modern look that is popular for both engagement and wedding bands.
  • Pavé Setting: In a pavé setting, small diamonds are set into the band of the ring and sit flush with the gold. The stones are held in place by small beads or prongs that are barely visible, giving the ring a smooth and continuous surface.
  • Tension Setting: A tension setting holds the center stone in place with pressure from the ends of the band, creating the illusion that the stone is floating in mid-air. Tension settings require a very precise fit and are often custom-made for each individual stone.
  • Cluster Setting: In a cluster setting, small diamonds or other stones are arranged in a cluster to create the illusion of a larger stone. Cluster settings are a cost-effective way to achieve a big, bold look without the price tag of a single large stone.

              There are many other setting types available, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. When choosing a setting for your engagement ring, consider the type of stone you have, your lifestyle and budget, and your personal style preferences.

              Ring Style vs. Setting Types

              Ring style and setting type are related concepts but they refer to different aspects of an engagement ring.
              Ring style refers to the overall design of the ring, including the shape of the band, the choice of metal, and any decorative elements. For example, a solitaire ring is a classic ring style that features a single center stone, while a vintage ring style may have a more elaborate band with intricate details and filigree work.
              On the other hand, setting type refers to how the center stone or side stones are held in place in the ring. There are many different setting types, including prong, bezel, channel, tension, and more. Each setting type has its own advantages and disadvantages and can affect the overall appearance and security of the ring.