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Bezel Setting

Streamlined setting with no prongs. A metal rim holds the gemstone in place and completely surrounds the gem in a full bezel setting. In a semi bezel setting the rim partially surrounds the gemstone.

A bezel set engagement rings are elegant and modern although the setting can reduce the appearance of a diamonds brilliance because light can not enter from the sides. The rim may be finished either straight or scalloped and can be moulded into the same shape as the stone.

Carved Setting 

Reminiscent of rings from Victorian times, these are elaborate settings which have scroll work carved intricatly around the stone.

Channel Setting 

A popular setting for engagement rings and wedding bands. a channel setting will set smaller stones in a uniform row with no metal separating them. Used for round, baguette and square-cut stones.

Cluster Setting

A center stone is surrounded by smaller stones - the result is a beautiful larger engagement ring made up of smaller stones.

Gypsy Setting

Stone lies flush with the band. The band gets thicker at the top where the stone sits, usually inserted into the middle of the ring. This setting is more commonly used in men's wedding rings.

Invisible Setting

The gemstones are cut to fit precisely next to each other with no metal showing. This style of setting can cost more as the gemstones have to be closely matched, and they can disguise diamonds with imperfections and inclusions.

Pave Setting

A ring paved in diamonds is a pave set ring. The technique is setting small diamonds, clustered closely together so that no metal shows.

Prong Setting

Four or six metal claws grasp onto the gemstone. This setting will allow for the maximum amount of light to enter the gemstone at all angles and can make a diamond appear larger and give it more brilliance (sparkle)! Some jewellers may refer to the six prong setting as a Tiffany setting. This setting may hold larger diamonds more securely.

Solitaire Setting

A single mounted gemstone usually set in four or six prongs or in a bevel setting.

Tension Setting

A tension-set diamond is held in place by the pressure of the band's metal, making the diamond appear as though floating above your finger.

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