What is a plaster diamond setting
Which ring setting is perfect for your diamond or diamond engagement ring?
1. Prong setting
The most popular frame for everyone Engagement ringsThe claw setting, which is used for most diamond shapes, is also called the prong setting in technical terms. Depending on the size of the diamond, they can have from 4 to 8 or 10 claws that hold your stone firmly on the ring. This setting is ideal for a round cut diamond engagement ring.
The unbeatable advantage of this setting is that it hardly obstructs the incidence of light into the diamond and still holds the stone securely, it is predestined for setting solitaire diamonds. In hardly any other setting can a diamond be like this sparkle perfectly like in a prong setting with 4 or 6 prongs.
2. Bezel setting
The bezel setting is probably the second most popular setting for rings and engagement rings with one Solitaire, but also for pendants and other jewelry because it is very practical in everyday life. A thin metal rim that surrounds the stone keeps it enclosed on all sides. It is the safest versionYou can choose, the gem is protected from all sides while allowing light to shine from above and below.
There are also Mixed forms from the frame setting and the prong setting, in which the circumferential band is partially open in some places or the claws are not narrow, but are constructed like a frame setting with gaps in between. Such, predominantly round, versions are sometimes referred to as chant versions.
3. Tension setting
Named after the tension of the metal band, usually the ring band, that secures the diamond. The diamond appears to be floating in the air. This is how it works: the jeweler cuts small grooves into the sides of the band with a laser, according to the dimensions of the diamond. The diamond is brought into position and simply holds thanks to the pressure of the custom-made shaft.
A very modern form of the engagement ring setting, however sensitive to shocks is. Since the diamond is only anchored in the small notches, you should not hit hard objects with a diamond or ring set in this way or subject it to heavy loads. Otherwise, there is a risk that your gemstone will jump out of place.
4. Invisible setting
The invisible socket is a socket created around that Fool eyeby believing that you have one large stone when in reality it consists only of several small stones put together. In fact, the stones are set side by side, the grooves of the individual stone belts merge into the metal frame, which can hardly be seen and together they form the appearance of a larger stone. This setting technique works best with the princess cut, less with the round cut.
It is about a very complex frame and sensitive frame, You have to be careful not to let the stone fall out, but it creates a perfect illusion.
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5. Channel setting and pavé version
There are a few other settings that harmonize well with centrally set stones, the channel setting and the pavé setting, which are perfect for setting the ring band with small diamonds and making the engagement ring shine even more impressively.
In the Channel socket the diamonds and the distance to each other are placed in a channel cut into the ring band, which holds the stones securely in the ring. This type of setting is rather insensitive, and the appearance is uniform. The only disadvantage: Since the channel with the diamonds is usually designed all around, subsequent size adjustment is very time-consuming.
In the Pavé frame each diamond has its own, small setting, the diamonds are used like small cobblestones, hence the name, pavé means "pavement" in French. This type of setting is more flexible than the channel setting because several small diamonds can be set next to each other and not just in a row. A bit more sensitive and a lot more complex, it requires a lot of manual skill to set the diamonds safely.
Which setting is best for an engagement ring?
The type of frame you choose should always depend on Shape of the diamond (s) orientate. An engagement ring with a round setting cannot be combined with a square diamond cut. Many types of settings are flexible, however, a bezel setting for an engagement ring can, for example, be designed both classic round and square.
Likewise can quite practical aspects play a role in the choice of the engagement ring setting. If you are looking for maximum brilliance, the prong setting is often the best choice. If you are likely to bump into the ring often, a particularly well-protective bezel setting could be ideal. If small diamonds are to be used on the ring band, the pavé setting is ideal.
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