In the following we present you the different types of ring models available. In case you do not find what you are looking for- please contact us. Certainly we can help.
The prong setting is a classic among the ring setting styles. The diamond is held in position by small stripes (called prongs) of precious metal. Together they make a small basket in which the precious stone sits. Most popular for rings versions with four or six prongs while many prefer ear studs with only three prongs holding the diamond. The more prongs are used to hold the diamond the stronger the structure. However, also the three prong model keeps the diamond sitting tight. Especially for ear studs the risk of unwanted influence on the stone is minimal. At the end of the day the number of prongs to be used is a matter of taste: Some prefer a more massive look, others a more delicate style for their jewelry.
Advantages of prong settings
- The diamond is emphasized and on full display
- By allowing light to enter from all sides the diamond can unfold its play of light
- The more delicate the prong and the ring setting, the bigger seems the diamond
- Easy care and maintenance due to good accessibility from all sides
- With the precious metal being polished the prongs optically fuse with the luster of the gem stone
- Ever since Tiffany introduced the 6 prong ring model it became incredibly popular
Disadvantages of prong settings
- The diamond being on full display and accessible from all sides for light to enter and making the cleaning easy comes with a downside. The diamond is also accessible for external influences, can be affected and battered. As a general rule: Do not wear jewelry for sport or household activities and your jewelry will be fine.
- In case the prongs are too exposed it sometimes can happen that they get caught in a piece of clothes or otherwise and damage the prong. However, we at Diamant Agentur make sure that our ring models are made to minimize this chance.
The bezel setting is holds the stone by surrounding it with precious metal. These can look different and usually are matched for the shape of the diamond or gem stone to be held. The stone does not actually sit on the bottom of the setting but on a small piece of metal, the bezel. Depending on its make the setting usually is closed around the stone, however, it can also leave spare spaces for light to enter.
Advantages of bezel settings
- The surrounding of the stone gives it a maximum of protection from accidental rubbing or blows
- The diamond seems bigger when the polished edge of the setting merges into the gem stone
- Inclusions that sit at the side or edge of the diamond are covered in an elegant way
- Ideal for everyday wear the bezel setting matches an active life style. There is no chance of getting caught anywhere
Disadvantages of bezel settings
- In comparison to prong settings the diamond is less prominent. However, many jewelry lovers appreciate and welcome this feature as an understatement
The pavé setting has many small diamonds sitting next to each other. The name originates from the french word "pavé" which refers to a paved look - a road paved with diamonds- the idea itself fascinates lovers of this type of setting. The single diamonds are rubbed into the material and set with small balls. There are different setting variations: Some rings are paved completely with small diamonds, others have many small side stones to emphasize one big stone. Of course pavé settings are also very popular in ear rings and bracelets.
Advantages of pavé settings
- The great number of smaller diamonds create a unique effect that many prefer to the look of one single stone
- As mentioned already in our 4C interactive tool, many small stones are less expensive than one big diamond
- Due to their size tiny differences in color or clarity are not noticable
Disadvantages of pavé settings
- The price of these this type of jewelry is influenced heavily by labor costs. Every single diamond needs to be set separately.
Solitaire rings are an innovation by Tiffany in the year 1886 that made the prong setting popular. The idea is to emphasize that one single special gem stone or diamond. The word originates from the french "solitaire" meaning single or maverick. The smaller the size and width of ring, the larger appears the diamond. Up until today solitaire rings are the classic version of engagement rings. The diamond symbolizes immortality while the style of the solitaire ring symbolizes uniqueness. Together they are the perfect match and a great way to show your committment to your loved one. Today there are solitaire rings in all different kinds and variations, gem stones and precious materials.
A modern style diamond ring that comes with one main stone and two small side stones. Instead of giving her only one diamond she gets three! By using different diamond shapes one can get creative and the combinations are almost endless. The power of symbols is represented by the number three: Past, present and future. Others see the values friendship, love and loyalty. Also for trilogy rings it is true that few smaller stones are less expensive than one large stone. Trilogy rings make an interesting alternative to the classical solitaire engagement ring.
One of the most fancy and extravagant ring styles is definitely the halo ring. A ring of side stones serves as the crown of one main stone in the middle. Halo rings are top-class eye-catchers. These are meant for people that embrace light and live life to the fullest.