Diamonds are considered to be a woman’s best friend, no, they are considered as everybody’s best friend. This piece of jewelry has many people dying over it owing to its supreme shine, fine cut, and remarkable quality. Diamonds are needed for every occasion be it proposing marriage to your girlfriend/boyfriend or buying necklaces, earrings, and rings for your wedding. They are available in different metals, cuts and settings as per your requirement.
Diamond Setting is the way of framing a diamond on the ring’s metalhead. The way of presentation has a huge impact on the setting of the jewelry giving a different outlook altogether. A setting allows you to choose however many diamonds you want on your ring, you can go for the basic one or can experiment a little with two or three pieces of diamonds studded on to your ring or earrings.
There are different types of ring settings which indicates the placement of diamonds in different ways giving way too many different looks. Each look or setting is eccentric in its own way. The list of different types of settings for you to pick from is given below:
- Bezel or case setting:
Widely famous for being the most secure of all the diamond settings, Case setting is definitely a good pick. In this type of setting the diamond is fully secured in a thin metal piece. The reason why it is at the top of everyone’s preference list is that its setting makes it so much convenient to wear diamond earrings or rings every day as the diamonds are perfectly set into the metal. Also, the setting makes the diamond appear larger than its actual size and protects it fully from external forces.
- Pave Setting:
The word Pave is actually a French word which is known as paved in English. In this particular setting, several diamonds are placed side by side and are glued together with the help of prongs giving an impression of pearls. In this settings, diamond are fully engraved into the metal, leaving no space for the visibility of the metal. It goes well with princess cut diamonds are very much in demand among the old-fashioned couples.
- Prong Setting:
It also goes by the name claw setting as in this diamond setting, the diamond is mounted on the top of the ring band with three to ten prongs supporting it. As the diamond is not surrounded but rather lifted by the prongs so it generally reflects a lot of light. Due to its replacement. it is more susceptible to dust and dirt. The prong setting holds it firmly and it is not only used for rings, but is very popular among earrings and other jewellery.
- Cathedral Setting:
Justifying its name, in this setting, diamond is placed over the ring with the help of metal arches, giving it a royal look like a Gothic Cathedral. And because of the height difference, the central diamond stone appears larger than its usual size. This setting needs a little bit of maintenance when compared to other settings. But the cleaning would not be an issue as you get to flaunt this impressive piece of jewellery with pride.
- Tension Setting:
The original of all, in this setting, the laser is used to make tiny grooves in the fringes of the metal and diamond is placed between those grooves and is kept in place owing to the significant pressure from the ring band. The whole setting gives an impression of floating diamond. Known for its precision and excellent craftsmanship, this setting allows diamond to capture and reflect light on all the sides possible. Needs a little protection against adverse external factors.