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Planning a wedding is a lot of work. We get it… you constantly face issues with your decorations, wedding planning, and even cake flavors! On top of that, you also need to pick out your rings?! That is just too much work.
When choosing ring designs, jewelry rates are not your only challenge. Salespeople constantly trying to shove their ideas down your throat is even worse. Sometimes you just wish they would leave you alone to choose what you really like.
So, we are here with the one-stop solution to end all your confusion about ring settings, styles, and even some designs you can choose from! – Well, isn’t that exciting?! So keep reading to find out more about these ring settings and get a chance to explore this beautiful morganite halo ring.
What Is a Ring Setting and Style?
Simply put, a ring setting is an overall aesthetic of how a ring is crafted in metal. How are the gemstones, side stones, and center stones set or mounted on a metal shank. The ring setting highlights the center stone. It provides a well-rounded finish to the overall beauty of a ring.
The ring style is the overall look or aesthetic of the ring setting. For example, a solitaire, halo, three-stone, or multiple-row ring design. The setting provides a form and visual structure to the ring. While also securing your precious gemstones in the metal.
Why Is It Important?
Let us tell you a short story. While buying a wedding band, Rosie was looking for a big center stone. She loved her jewelry blingy and flashy. After scouring through countless shops, she finally found a ring that stole her heart. She loved the center stone and the ring setting.
But the problem arrived when she paid attention to the setting of the center stone. – It was a bezel set ring. That wouldn't have been a problem if it didn't make the center stone appears smaller. Now she was torn between a center stone she loved and a setting she hated.
Meanwhile, her eyes fell on this beautiful u prong engagement ring, and she immediately got all aspects of the previous ring in this one. A center stone of the exact size and carat, perfect for her budget, and set in a delicate basket setting that highlighted the center stone perfectly. She chose this design and customized her wedding ring based on it.
This is how simple tweaks in ring settings can make a huge difference in the ring's appearance. This simple example shows why ring setting and style are essential when buying an engagement or wedding ring.
Top Five Diamond Ring Settings in 2023
1. Prong Setting
Prong setting is mostly seen in solitaire ring designs. Because of its delicate and muted appearance, this setting lets the center stone grab all the attention. Four to six prongs safely secure the center stone in most prong-setting rings.
2. Halo Setting
A perfect example would be this 2 carat morganite ring by David’s House of Diamonds. The halo setting can make any center stone appear bigger and better. Halo simply means that a halo of side stones surrounds the center stone. Due to the extra bling on the side, it extends the beauty of the center stone without taking attention off it.
3. Pave Setting
One of the most popular ring settings out there, the pave derives its name from the french word pavé. Pave literally means “paved.” So, in this ring setting, multiple rows of side stones are paved (set inside tiny holes) along the whole ring shank and setting. So you can expect a lot of glitters and shine when choosing a pave ring setting.
4. Bezel Setting
A bezel setting is when the ring's center stone is set in a metal edge or frame. This metal edge runs all around the center stone. Although it is one of the most popular ring settings nowadays, It gives a ring a very sophisticated and formal look. – Clearly, our friend Rosie was not very fond of it.
5. Basket Setting
The basket setting is similar to the prong setting. It consists of prongs but also has horizontal bands that connect the prongs. – Giving the impression that the center stone is sitting in a basket. It is usually more secure than a prong setting as the center stone in a basket setting sits lower than in a prong setting. This eliminates the risk of chipping and damaging the diamond.
Numerous ring designs, styles, and settings are available in the market today. Instead of getting confused by the variety, you can research the internet before jumping the gun. It will save a lot of your time, money, and energy. — While also allowing you to get your hands on attractive offers and discounts!
Lastly, let us know what you think of these beautiful ring designs and settings in the comments below!