Different settings that make diamonds shine
Rings reflect a person's style and taste, and each piece of jewelry has its unique style. There is various exquisite craftsmanship hidden behind each different piece of jewelry. From design, wax coating, fabrication, polishing, and polishing to setting, it takes layers of tedious processes to create a unique piece of treasure. The setting process tests the patience and skill of the jeweler to the extent that it affects whether the finished product will be impressive and loved by the customer.
A diamond setting is a process in which a diamond is set into, or rimmed into, a gap on the outside of a piece of jewelry. There are many different settings, each with its advantages and disadvantages.
Using the popular fork setting as an example, the diamond is placed on a metal clip sold to the ring's band. The diamond is then held in place with a fork (also known as a claw or basket), which is bent to hold the diamond securely.
When customizing or purchasing jewelry, the diamond setting is one of the most critical factors. It not only determines the overall style of the ring but also visually affects the diamond's size and even the diamond's security.
Do you need clarification on the various types of diamond settings available? In this article, we'll introduce you to the more popular types of ring settings on the market, and we'll present you with a guide to choosing a ring setting, weighing the pros and cons of each setting type, and summarizing how the environment can affect the look and price of your ring jewelry.
8 common types of diamond settings：
1*Prong Setting & Solitaire Setting
The claw setting is a ring in which a metal claw is used to fasten and secure the diamond to the ring. And there are countless design options (such as the number and shape of the claws, the height of the diamond setting and the orientation of the diamond). It is commonly divided into a three-claw setting, a four-claw setting and a six-claw setting. Its advantages and disadvantages are described below.
Advantages: The most significant advantage of this setting is that the metal covers the diamonds on the ring to a small extent, the claw setting is simple and delicate, the light reflection is strong, the diamond's cutting surface can be exposed to the maximum extent, to highlight the diamond's brilliance in all directions, no matter from which angle the diamond is viewed, it can sparkle and shine. With a claw-set ring, the diamond is more firmly set and easy to clean. Claw settings are best used with diamonds of good cut and high clarity grade.
Disadvantages: Claw settings expose the diamond to the maximum extent, so it is easy to be bumped during wear, and it is also easy to hook your clothes or hair, so you need to be more careful in daily wear.
Rather than gripping the diamond with a claw, it is a skinny metal border that wraps the diamond tightly, using the metal edge to seal it below the girdle in a metal holder. The bezel setting can be either fully or partially wrapped, meaning that a portion of the diamond's edge is exposed.
Advantages:The overlay protects the diamond and makes it more vital to avoid falling off.The setting surface is flat and smooth, so it is challenging to hook to other things, which is a good choice for nurses, teachers, and other professionals.
Disadvantages:Although the wrap setting protects the diamond well, and most of the diamond is set into the inside of the ring, it will not allow the characteristics of the diamond to play out, and the fire of the diamond will be obscured, making the diamond appear smaller than it looks.
3*Common Prong Setting
The pillar setting is a shallow slot in the metal on each side, the girdle of the diamond will be stuck into, using the tension of the metal to fix the girdle or waist or bottom tip of the diamond, separate to see each diamond has four claws to support, this style is relatively new and popular.
Advantages: The pillar setting better showcases the diamond and allows it to absorb light and sparkle.
Disadvantages: the diamond has a limited point of force, and the issue of significance is minimal; if the size of the slot is not grasped in place, it is easy to make the diamond loose and fall off, so this setting mainly tests the skills of diamond makers.
Also known as card setting, tension setting, etc., it refers to the use of metal tension to squeeze the diamond inward so that it is fixed in the diamond girdle, so that the diamond looks like hanging between the metal shank, its setting is more demanding on the diamond, the lower hardness of the stone may be squeezed deformation, so you need to use the carat, hardness and higher quality of the diamond. The card set is very distinctive and is sought after by many fashionistas.
Advantages: more exposed diamonds for added shine； No claws, no need for extra maintenance claws.
Disadvantages: the stones are easily scratched and deformed, misaligned by external forces, and easily lost；Difficult to adjust the size of the ring when the wearer's finger size changes.
The hidden setting is also known as the gypsy or buried setting. This setting is very similar to the clad setting, and the difference is that the gemstone in the hidden setting will be flush with the metal surface as if the rock is sunk into the metal, as if only the general jewel is tapped. This style is bland, simple, and elegant in appearance, suitable for everyday wear and favored by many men and women.
Advantages: It protects the diamond better and is more stable. Simple and generous appearance. It needs to be easier to hook on other things. I need to scratch.
Disadvantages: The diamond is wrapped below the waist, and only one face can be seen.
Also known as orbital setting, it is a unique channel cut to set the stone better. This setting allows the small diamonds to be better fixed, and the diamonds are set one next to the other neatly in the middle of the metal channel.
Advantages: it makes the surface of the jewelry smooth and neat, it protects the girdle of the stone well, and it gives the visual comfort of flowing water.
Disadvantages: slot-set rings are not convenient to change the size of the ring number later because once the scope is modified, it means that the metal slot also has to change, and the space occupied by the stones will also change, once there is curvature, the diamonds are extremely easy to fall off, so pay more attention to its size when buying.
The stones are separated from each other by metal, which is recessed in the middle, and the metal rods on the left and right hold the stones tightly in place. The rod set will leave two edges to make the rocks better exposed, and although the stones are separated by metal, the top is visible and does not block the light of the rocks because it leaves enough space for the light to pass through the diamond.
Advantages: The outer surface of the ring is very flat and secure and does not quickly hook onto other things. It allows plenty of light to pass through the stone and shine brightly. The bezel is neat and straightforward, making it suitable for everyday wear.
Disadvantages: The gaps between the rings may be difficult to clean. Since the stones are held in place by the pressure between the metals, if the size of the ring needs to be modified, it may cause the rocks to fall out.
The word pavé is pronounced [pa-vay], which is derived from the French word "pave". Small diamonds are set together and held by small points that look like pearls. These tips are made of ground metal, but they are not very visible. It looks like a pebble-paved road. This type of inlay is popular with older couples.
Advantages: The dense arrangement of the setting brings together the light of the small diamonds, making the jewelry sparkle and add extra brilliance to the diamond, making it more glamorous and creating a visual effect of "diamonds without gold", meaning that only the sparkle of the diamond is visible, not the metal.
Disadvantages: If the entire ring is pavé set, it is difficult to change the size of the ring. We highly recommend that when customizing your ring, you make sure to determine the size of the ring so that you will not have any problems after the ring is completed.
There is no good or bad diamond setting, there are pros and cons to each, and it is important to consider the person who will be wearing the ring and what their heart desires.
Whether they want a piece of jewelry with a high level of security or one that will bring out the fire of the diamond, you can think about their daily life and what kind of activities they attend regularly. You can also think about what they like based on what you know about them. You can even have a ring with multiple settings that blend perfectly, so you can be creative and create your most unique piece of jewelry!
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