One of the important factors that you have to consider when buying an engagement ring is its settings. There are an enormous number of options available for you when it comes to engagement ring settings. However, all the settings may not be suitable for you. Hence, you have to be aware of different ring settings for selecting the right one for you. We provide a short analysis about different ring settings for helping you to select the right one for you.
The solitaire setting is the prime choice of those who want simple engagement rings. This settings will have a simple band and a central stone. This is a timeless setting and is preferred by a large number of people across the world.
Usually, prongs will be used to hold the center stone in a solitaire setting. Hence, there will be a minimum amount of metal covering the stone, thereby facilitating better light flow. So this setting provides maximum bling for your diamond. Another advantage of this setting is that it will enhance the appearance of your center stone, as there will be nothing else to take the attention away from it. Hence, you can ensure that your stone gets maximum exposure.
As the name indicates, the pave setting will have a band that is paved with small diamonds. It gives the illusion that the band is made of diamonds and the result is extra sparkle! In this setting, the small diamonds are inserted into small holes made in the band and are held in place using small prongs.
The diamonds can cover the entire band or half of the band. If the diamonds are covering the entire band it will be difficult for you to resize this ring in the future.
This setting looks similar to the pave setting. It also has diamonds covering the band. The difference between the pave setting and channel setting is that this setting does not use prongs for holding the small diamonds in place. Instead, it uses thin strips of metal on either side of the band. Hence, there will be no prongs protruding from the ring, but you will get the same sparkle provided by the pave setting.
Side Stone Settings
Here, there will be a center stone accompanied by side stones. These side stones will add more shine to the ring thereby increasing its overall sparkle. The side stones used in this setting will be bigger and prominent than the small stones used in pave or channel settings. You can use different types of stones as your center stone and side stones. For example, you may choose a round brilliant as your center stone and emerald or pear-cut diamond as your side stones. One problem associated with this setting is that it will take away the attention from the center diamond.