To create the perfect ring it is necessary to know what makes up the part of the ring. Below are the parts of a ring and the ring setting. By changing your ring setting you can transform a ring into the one of your dreams.
A Ring Overview
By understanding the parts and purpose of a ring you can create your perfect ring with ease.
- The Stone will account for 75-90% of the overall cost of the ring.
- The Setting holds the center stone. A strong precious metal is imperative in securing your investment.
- The Band will endure the most wear over time since it’s in constant contact with the fingers and everything that the hand touches
- The Stamp indicates the type and purity of the metal. All rings must have this.
By knowing the type of ring setting you want you will able to talk to your jeweler with ease and decrease the possibility of a misunderstanding.
Prong Setting —The setting that lets the stone be the hero. It’s visible from all sides for maximum sparkle.
Cathedral/Contour Setting — Similar to prong but with rising slopes to protect the stone on two sides. Elegant and a little more secure.
Channel Setting — Stones sit between two parallels of metal. Visible, but not prominent. Allows the metal and stone to each have their own distinction.
Bar Setting — Harkens to the style and class of a bygone era. Features a thin metal bar that separates each stone but leaves the sides open to bring in light.
Bezel Setting — Timeless. A classic setting that draws attention to the stone, and away from itself, by framing it in precious metal.
Pavé Setting — Sophisticated, but subtle. Tiny metal beads hold each stone in its own discreet setting.
Tension Setting — This setting grips the stone with 65-95 pounds of pressure, creating the illusion that the stone is hovering in space.
Flush Setting — A high-impact, low-stress setting. Offers the security of small stones inside tiny holes.