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Ring settings: a variety of amazing variations

There are a variety of rings that can be used to highlight the stones of a ring. The setting is designed to protect the stone entirely or in part. It helps protect and hold the stone in place. There are many types of ring settings that you can pick from based on your personal preferences in design, aesthetics, and gemstone shape.

Ring settings of different types There are a variety of ring settings available and which one is best for you?

Modern or classic, round or square: the variety of ring settings for wedding rings and all other rings is immense. The ring setting that fits your needs best will be determined by your personal style and preferences. The area of use of the ring - whether in everyday life or just for special occasions - in addition to the size and shape of the gemstone and the number of stones influence the right ring setting.

The prong setting is the most common setting for a ring. This setting is ideal for a solitaire ring with an oval or round stone. The number of prongs that hold the gemstone depends on the piece of jewelry and the level of security desired. For instance, there's the setting with four prongs and the 6-prong setting.

Bezel setting for larger gemstones

A bezel setting refers to the kind of ring setting wherein gemstones are securely encased within a bezel made of metal. This technique of setting was developed to safeguard the gemstone and to highlight its beauty.

The bezel can be made from a variety of precious metals like platinum, gold and white gold as well as silver. Regardless of the material, it provides an ideal balance of security and elegance because it holds the gem securely while allowing enough light to highlight its beauty.

Chaton setting: For round gems

Chaton settings are an example of a ring setting where the gemstone is set in a hemispherical metallic setting. This type of setting is typically designed to reflect light from all angles.

Box setting and bezel settings are ideal for square stones

In a box setting, the gemstone is placed in a flat, open metal box setting and then positioned on the ring rail. The setting is typically square or rectangular to cover the edges of the stone precisely. This type of setting is well suited for larger stones - particularly rectangular stones like diamonds and emeralds with different cuts and cut shapes such as the princess cut.

Another improvement to the box setting is the bezel setting. The bottom is open and allows for optimal light reflection. The gemstone consequently develops an enhanced luminosity.

Jewel setting: Set directly inside the ring

In the jewel setting, the gemstones are set directly in the ring. The gemstones are placed in small crannies within the ring. This gives them a good hold. This is especially useful for smaller stones.

Create the channel and pave

In the channel setting, only two opposing metal walls hold the gemstone. Nearby gemstones allow to increase the strength of the hold. A variation of the channel setting is the pave setting where the small stones are held in place simply by touching other stones. This is usually seen in halo rings.

Ring settings: the most important aspects in a nutshell

Find out the most important information about ring settings.

What are the different ring settings?

Some of the most popular types of rings are the bezel setting, prong setting pave setting channel setting and chaton setting. A lot of them can be further divided into variations, such as the bar setting which is an example of a channel setting.

Which ring setting is the best for wedding rings or engagement rings?

A bezel setting or prong setting are typically good options for wedding or engagement rings of any kind, since they securely enclose the stone and protect it from accidentally falling out.

Which ring setting shows off a stone particularly well?

A prong setting or a pave setting are particularly good for diamonds as they open up the gemstone and give it more light to sparkle. Chaton and bezel settings can be used to highlight colored gemstones like emeralds and sapphires.

The perfect setting for your dream ring

The vast array of ring settings will leave no room for error. Setting such as pave and bezel can be combined to create unique pieces of jewelry. A combination of rings that have different settings is also great for stacking rings.


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