What Are The Different Types of Ring Settings?
Here at Ring Deluxe, we strive to provide our customers with all the knowledge we have available to share about rings so that you know exactly what you are purchasing or want to create for yourselves.
Today we will be reviewing a little bit about the different types of ring settings. Some of you may be asking, what is a ring setting?
Well, you've stumbled across the right blog post! A ring setting is basically what holds your rings main stone in place. There are many different types of ways that jewelers set their gemstones into place - called "settings", but today we will be touching upon some of the most common ones!
Some of these settings include...
Prong/Claw Setting: This is the most commonly used setting. The main stone is set with 4 or 6 prongs. Prong setting is commonly referred to as claw setting, as the prongs look like "claws" that hold the stone.
Channel Setting: This setting will set stones right next to each other with no metal in between. The metal on the outer sides and worked over edges of the stones, providing protection and smooth exterior surface.
Bezel Setting: This setting has a rim that holds and surrounds the stone. Bezel settings can be molded in any shape to accommodate the stone, but typically has straight edges, and scalloped edges.
Gypsy/Flush Setting: This setting has a band that gets thicker towards the top and is shaped like a dome. The stone is inserted within this dome and flush with the band. Creating a clean and smooth look.
Cluster Setting: This setting is a cluster or group of smaller stones all surrounding a larger stone in the middle.
Pave Setting: This setting secures the stones by placing them into drilled holes.