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How Important Is The Setting?

Posted in Diamond Jewellery by La Vivion on 30th July, 2015
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Like the frame around a classic piece of artwork, the setting for a diamond is the finishing touch, the element that completes and elevates a diamond, presenting it to the viewer in its best possible light. Whether you’re planning to buy an engagement ring for your sweetheart, or are purchasing a pair of bespoke diamond earrings, selecting the right setting is important.

Diamond Jewellery Setting Guide

With so many different styles of settings available here at La Vivion, made in platinum, rose, white and yellow gold, we thought we’d write this simple guide so that you can make an informed choice.

  • Prong: The prong setting uses thin metal prongs, which extend from the base of the piece to hold the diamond in place. Solitaire rings in this style are particularly popular as engagement rings, and they make an ideal choice for bespoke diamond earrings too. Whether it’s a 3, 4 or 6 prong setting, each of the prongs rest on the top edge of your diamond to secure it in place. The beauty of the prong setting is the way it elevates the diamond from the base of the piece, providing increased visibility of your jewel from the sides as well as the front. This design allows light to freely bounce through the stone, emphasising the brilliance of the diamond.
  • Bezel: The bezel setting offers a smooth surface that offers fantastic protection of your stone, but differs from the prong style in that the diamond is surrounded by the metal from all sides except the front. Although still a popular setting, it does limit the diamond’s sparkle as it does not allow for light to bounce through it the same.
  • Semi-bezel: An alternative to the bezel setting is the semi-bezel setting, which has characteristics of both the prong and bezel settings. In semi-bezel diamond jewellery, the metal doesn’t completely surround the stone, allowing for light to pass trough whilst also offering the similar protection of a complete bezel setting.

There are a range of other unique settings available here at La Vivion, including flush settings, channel settings, beautiful bar settings and many more, each with their own unique disadvantages and advantages. If you require any help or advice when designing your jewellery, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

La Vivion, For Beautiful Diamond Jewellery

We don’t just sell engagement and wedding rings here at La Vivion, we also sell bespoke diamond earrings and necklaces too, so whether you’re buying as a gift or for yourself, we’re sure you’ll find the ideal piece! If you’d like to find out more about the diamond styles available at La Vivion, feel free to contact us via email: lavivion@lavivion.com.

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