Engagement Ring Settings

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 in Engagement Rings, Uncategorized.

A prong setting features a metal claw that secures a diamond. The higher number of prongs, the more secure your diamond will be. Even though this is the most common type of ring setting, it does have one major drawback. The prongs can get caught on clothing and other materials, causing them to loosen their grip on the diamond. It’s always a good idea to have your ring inspected at least once a year to determine if your prongs need to be tightened. The most common type of prong setting is the solitaire setting, which features one stone and a simple band.


The second most popular engagement ring setting, the bezel setting, is perfect for someone with an active lifestyle. Unlike the prong setting, the bezel setting will not get caught on clothes or other materials. This setting features metal that is formed around the shape of the center diamond. A full bezel completely surrounds the center gemstone and a partial bezel leaves two sides of the gemstone open.

A channel setting features a row of diamonds that are suspended between two metal bars. With diamonds that flow side by side in a continuous row, this setting symbolizes the harmonious continuity of love and commitment.

A halo setting features diamonds in the shape of a circle or square outlining the center gemstone. If you want your center diamond to appear larger than what it actually is, this is the setting for you. A halo setting also increases the overall sparkle of the ring.

The elegant and classic cathedral setting uses arches of metal to frame the center diamond as the focal point of the ring.

A three-stone setting engagement ring symbolizes the couple’s past, present, and future together. Easy to spot, this ring features three gemstones, with the center stone tending to be larger than the two on its side.