Engagement Ring Settings: Know Your Options

Generally speaking, a setting refers to the place where your gemstone (or gemstones) live.
There are a number of choices to consider when it comes to the setting and design of your Engagement Ring.

Below, you'll find the most common styles and the basics you should know.

Prong Setting:
Prongs provide grip for your diamond. Unencumbered by metal, this setting allows light to reach your diamond and enhance its sparkle. This is a very popular setting, especially with solitaire engagement rings.

The Halo design features a frame of smaller diamonds around the ring's center stone, often secured in a prong setting. Halo rings can be round or squared off on the sides.
This style offers security and can also make the center stone appear larger.

Channel Setting:
Channel settings feature a row of diamonds, suspended by individual seats cut into each side of the channel.
This setting is often used in wedding bands or for side stones accenting the center diamond of an engagement ring.

Bezel Setting:
Metal is formed around the shape of the diamond, and the top of the stone sits flush to the perimeter in a Bezel setting.
This setting is very in style, as well as secure. It is a good choice for people with active lifestyles.

Just to note...some settings, also called semi-mounts, are rings that are styled with all but the center stone. You get to choose the main diamond, which is sold separately. Visit any Kay Jewelers to learn how to build the perfect ring with a setting and the diamond of your dreams.


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