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Diamond Settings and Styles

Settings and StylesDiamond engagement rings can be designed with a variety of different diamond styles and settings, all of which are created to highlight the beauty of the precious stone. If you are wondering which setting and style you should choose for your diamond, we have created a handy guide to help you out.

The most popular diamond styles and settings will be explained below, from the pavé, to the famous tiffany-style setting and many others. 

The Popular Prong Diamond Style

Essentially, the prong setting uses thin metal prongs, which extend from the base of the ring to hold the diamond in place. These prongs rest on the top edge of the diamond and secure it while having it raised above the ring, which creates the popular raised profile of the ring.

The benefit of this type of setting is the visibility of the precious stone, which can be viewed from the top and the sides. One of the most classic variations of this type of setting is the tiffany-style, which was developed to allow as much light enter into the stone as possible. It also elevates the precious stone, making it look bigger, and is one of the less expensive settings. If you want a truly eye-catching display for your chosen diamond, the prong setting is the best option to go for.

The Bezel Diamond Setting

This diamond style has made it to the spotlight, and rightly so. Essentially, it encircles the diamond in a metal rim or its collar, which extends slightly above the girdle, or the top of the diamond. A more contemporary diamond setting, it is appreciated for providing the most protective environment it can offer to your chosen precious stone, and is ideal for people with an active lifestyle. The bezel setting is modern and understated, and can even be used to highlight the beauty of an otherwise slightly flawed precious stone.

The Tension And Melée Settings For Engagement Rings

One of the most unusual and bold diamond styles is the tension setting. If you are looking for a fashion statement, this type of setting is a stylish option. The name originates from the metal band, which uses pressure to keep the stone in place. What is interesting about this type of setting is that it you have to purchase the diamond first, and only then the jeweller will calibrate it so it fits the stone perfectly.

A mixture of all of the settings mentioned above is referred to as Melée diamond setting. These include the Pavé setting, which consists of two rings, one with many tiny gemstones, and the other with a central stone. Together they create a dramatic effect of sparkling brilliance around the finger.

The channel diamond setting is a popular option for eternity bands or for smaller diamonds on engagement rings. A row of small gemstones are placed into a special channel on the ring, which holds the stones in place while creating the illusion of a line of diamonds.

Another setting is the shared prong setting, which holds a line of diamonds with linked prongs, giving prominence to the ring and a unique appearance. The champagne setting is another unique type of diamond setting which incorporates small stones into the ‘lip’ of the ring band to create the effect of sparkling champagne bubbles.

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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