The choice of the stone setting for your engagement ring is extremely important to make the jewelry look stunning. In fact, this is one of the first decisions, which you need to make when buying a diamond ring. Yet again, as there are many different styles and ring settings available in the market today, the decision-making can be really overwhelming. Worry not, the below guide on different diamond engagement ring setting styles will help you settle on the one for you.
Prong setting is the most common diamond ring setting today, and is commonly seen in solitaires. A prong is nothing but a small metal claw that is used to grip the diamond in its place. The prongs used in this setting can be pointed, round, flat, or V shaped – the last one is the globally accepted one.
In most of the settings, there will be four to six prongs. The former setting will let you to see more of the diamond and will allow more light to pass through it, adding to the brilliance of the diamond. At the same time, the latter will offer more security to the center stone in the ring.
This setting was developed in 1886 by Tiffany & Co. This is technically a six prongs setting, but altered a bit so as to maximize the effect of light on the diamond. This type of setting is mainly distinguished by the design of the prongs and its “knife edge” shaft.
It is said that this type of diamond engagement ring setting can amplify the brilliance of the center stone and can be used in a variety of carat sizes. Another advantage of the setting is that it makes the ring as well as the diamond easy to clean and maintain.
This setting got its name due to the tension of the metal band that holds the diamond in its place. In this setting, the centerpiece stone will look suspended by the two sides of the shank. Lasers are used to calibrate the dimensions of the diamond and grooves are cut into the band to keep the diamond in place by the pressure of the metal band.
This type of setting is less expensive and is a bit more complicated than the other settings. In addition, this type of setting can offer added security to the stone, while looking unique and elegant on the ring finger.