14 Jul 2020

The Perfect Setting

The Perfect Setting

Types of settings
Getting a wedding ring, but don’t know what works best for you? Here is a guide to take you through the different settings so you know which one is best for you!

What is a ring setting?
The word “setting” is something you will hear often when discussing a ring. The ring is composed of two major components - the head, which is the stone, and the shank, which is the body. As the name suggests, the setting refers to the style in which the stone is set in the ring. There are multiple types of settings that can go for. Here is a handy guide on the basic styles of setting to ensure you have the perfect ring.

 

1. Solitaire
The most famous of them all. This setting features one central stone held by prongs. Simple, timeless, and elegant. You can never go wrong with a solitaire.

 

2. Side stone
Why stop at only one stone? This setting features two or more stones. Either two smaller stones complimenting the main stone in the middle or three equal-sized stones held together with an intricate prong setting.

 

 

3. Halo ring
A center stone surrounded by smaller stones in the side. This makes the center stone appear to be much larger than it is.

 

4. Pave ring
In this setting, the shank of the ring is encrusted in diamonds. Another fan favorite, the pave setting adds to the charm of the ring.

 

 

5. Bezel ring
In this setting, a thin metal rim surrounds the stone. The rim is usually the same material of shank but can be customized to be different. Yet another popular design for rings.

 

6. Channel ring
Channel setting encrusts a part of the shank with small diamonds. This adds to the glamour quotient of the ring.


 

7. Tension ring
Named after the tension between the two mental flanks to hold the stone in place. Tension rings have no prong and is directly held by the shank, giving it a clean and sleek look.

 

8. Bar ring
Similar to a channel ring, a bar ring has diamonds encrusted on the shank of the ring. But unlike the channel ring, the diamonds of a bar ring go all around the shank and often don’t have a center ring. This is a common anniversary or daily wear ring.

 

 

9. Flush ring
The most common wedding ring of men. A flush ring is when the stone sits “flush” in the shank. It is not outward protruding as normal rings and is completely covered by the shank.

 

10. Split shank
As the name suggests, in this setting, the shank is split into two, joining the ring as prongs. This setting shows off more than the center stone and is often encrusted with stones on the shank that is spit.

There is no end to styles and settings of stones, especially in a world of customizations. But these basic settings are sure to give you an idea of what ring suits you the best!