Ring Anatomy & Setting Types
#1 Prong Setting
Employing 3, 4 or 6 prongs to secure the center diamond is a very traditional form of a diamond ring setting type
#2 Bezel Setting
A smooth bezel requires the skills of a master jeweller and is a modern looking alternative form of diamond setting
#3 Open Gallery
A decorative open gallery design adds a beautiful touch of detail to an engagement ring and can be customized easily.
#4 Cathedral Setting
The graceful arches of a cathedral setting support and frame the center diamond while providing added height.
#5 Hand Engraving
Hand Engraving is a manual process performed by a skilled jeweler and is usually done along the shank of the ring.
#6 Hand Engraving
This example shows a different hand engraving from #5. Different designs can be done on the shank of the ring.
#7 Channel & Micro Pave Setting
Wider rings can accommodate multiple rows of diamonds. Here baguette diamonds and round diamonds set together.
#8 Channel Setting
Channel setting is a traditional style that offers a more secure setting compared to pave setting.
Milgrain refers to tiny beads that are created manually along the edges of a ring and offer an antique look.
#10 No Milgrian
Without milgraining, the edges of the ring remain smooth - creating a more modern look.
#11 Pave Setting
Pave or micro pave setting is very popular right now and features small diamonds set close together.
#12 Pave Setting
This is a very classic look for pave setting - the ring's shank looks literally paved with diamonds.
#13 "U" Pave Setting
"U" pave refers to the fact that little "U" shapes can be seen along the edge of the ring.
#14 Split Shank
One way to create a wider ring but maintain a delicate look is by incorporating a split shank into the design.
#15 Round Diamond with a Square Halo
Usually the halo follows the shape of the center diamond, but a popular alternative is this look.
#16 Halo with Truncated Corners
Another possible modification to the halo is truncating the corners for a more octagonal look.
#17 Two Toned
Two toned rings can be created with any combination of gold or platinum for a unique setting.
#18 Double Halo
A double halo consists two rows of diamonds perfectly framing the center diamond.
#19 Under Halo / Hidden Halo
Where diamonds on the basket consists of a row of diamonds circling the base of the center diamond.
#20 Diamonds on the Basket and Prongs
Diamonds on the basket and prongs consists of a row of diamonds circling the base of the center diamond as well as on the prongs securing the center stone.
#21 Gallery Design in Window
Gallery design in window adds a decorate "fill" for the window, adding additional flair to the ring.
#22 Diamonds on the Bridge
Diamonds on the Bridge of the ring add additional sparkle at the base of the finger.
#23 French Pave
Giving the appearance of the "V" shape of the base of the diamond, French Pave is a unique way to set diamonds.