Diamonds are valuable, beautiful and pricey stones that make the best gemstones for wedding rings and also engagement rings; they are the hardest of all gems and for this reason last for a lifetime which is why diamonds are considered forever. Giving a loved one a diamond ring goes to show immense love that is bound to last forever and stand the test of time. It is probably for this reason that more and more people are adding diamonds to the wedding bands too breaking the norm that only engagement rings featured gems.
Apart from choosing the best diamond for your ring guided by the four C’s namely clarity, color, cut and carat, you also need to make a choice with how the diamonds are set in your ring. The setting of the diamond can determine how good they look on the band and on your finger for that matter. Setting can also determine the levels of brilliance when they are exposed to light. It is also important to remember that the setting holds the diamond on the ring highly determining the diamond security. There is therefore a need to consider all setting options before choosing the one you feel is most suitable.
Prone setting – This kind of setting is like a claw grasping the diamond meaning that the diamond remains raised on the band. This setting allows the diamond to catch more light giving full sparkle. It is one of the most common settings you will find.
Bezel setting – The setting has a metal forming around the diamond shape, creating some kind of a security wall on it. The stone top sits flush to the metal perimeter producing a modern clean look. It is very good for large diamonds requiring more support and security.
Halo setting – In this setting, a center diamond is secured in place underneath a rim that is adorned with smaller sized diamonds. It simply combines the prone setting security and multiple diamond sparkle giving a stunning look to the ring.
Channel setting – It features diamond rows placed side by side, but with each of the diamonds being suspended by their individual seats cut onto the channel sides. The setting gives the ring more sparkle.
Invisible setting – It is a setting that has diamonds sitting side by side on the band creating a surface that is all diamond for a contemporary striking ring. Women with large stone engagement rings can settle for this setting for their wedding bands to strike a balance when wearing the two together.
Pave setting – Just like the name suggests the setting has the entire band surface paved with small diamonds. It’s another setting that can be very good for those who already have engagement rings featuring large diamond stones for a more balanced look.
Diamond settings for engagement rings and wedding bands continue to develop and you will find more creative settings or even come up with your own unique setting to make your ring stand out.