The most used settings

Have you ever wondered why you can look at two very similar rings and love one, but not really care about the other? If you use the same stone, why does one ring look different from the other? That is the power of ring setting. The type of ring setting you choose has a lot to do with your personal style, likes and dislikes.

What is a stone setting in a ring?

Ring setting focuses on how the stones in the ring are set or held in place. A ring is made up of many parts, but the two most important parts to grasp for setting are the head and the shank. The ring head describes the top part of the ring that includes the gemstones. The shank is often also called the band, as it is the part of the ring that surrounds the finger. Ring settings are varied and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Some use less metal and can appear light, airy and elegant, while others are more complex with added metal. Some are designed with a low profile and more durability, while others elevate the stone so it's front and center on your finger.

Types of settings

There are many types of settings, but the ones we use the most in our collections are:

Prong setting:

Prong settings are easily the most well-known and classic solitaire engagement ring setting. It usually features 4 or 6 metal prongs that hold the stone in place. They curve gently over the surface of the stone to keep it securely in place. There are many options for tip design and appearance, and while all are safe, some are safer than others. A favorite feature of prong setting is that the placement of the prongs allows for maximum light return from a diamond, thus enhancing its brilliance. Additionally, the versatility of the tips allows for different placement options.

Traditionally, the points are placed at the 2, 4, 8, and 10 o'clock positions, but compass settings, where the points are placed at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock, have become increasingly popular. like a subtly unexpected appearance. .


Bezel setting has achieved popularity due to the security with which it holds a gemstone in place. With a very modern and clean look, the bezel surrounds the center stone with a thin metal edge custom made to hold the stone firmly in place.

Since each stone is custom, any center stone shape and size can be accommodated in a full or partial bezel. This is an ideal type of environment for active lifestyles or those whose professions involve constant use of their hands.

How to choose the best setting for you

Choosing the perfect ring setting for you depends on the center stone you choose and your personal style and preferences. Most traditional diamond engagement rings have 4 prongs that hold the stone in place, but you may want to opt for 6 prongs if the center stone is larger or you want something more secure.

Taking into account your daily habits and the types of leisure activities you usually enjoy is always a good starting point. If you are quite active and use your hands a lot in your profession, opting for a low profile setting or something like a bezel setting will help protect your ring from bumps and explosions while also ensuring that it doesn't snag easily in the clothes.

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