Ring Anatomy & Ring Setting Types

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

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