You might think that size of the diamond, clarity and design is all that matters when buying an engagement ring. But, the fact is that the way a diamond is held or the setting of the diamond plays a vital role in define the beauty of an engagement ring. Here are some of the popular diamond settings –
Prong Setting – This is one of the most popular settings especially when it comes to diamond engagement rings. A prong setting use metal prongs that form a based in which a diamond is secured. The prongs are slightly bent at the top to secure the diamond at its place. The number of prongs usually ranges from 2 to 6.
Cathedral Setting – This setting might seem like prong setting at first look. However, it is quite unique and different. In a cathedral setting the shank of the ring splits to form arches. The open spaces and the beautiful arches lend an aesthetic and vintage appeal to the ring.
Bezel Setting – This setting places the diamond in a metal ring without using prongs. The metal ring that encompasses the center diamond secures the diamond at its place and keeps it from falling.