Prong Setting is the most common and classic ring setting. There is a minimum presence of metal, so that there’s more diamond to see and more light that can pass through the diamond, thus adding to its brilliance. It's used ina lot of jewels, but the most common is the solitaire ring. Most prong settings feature either four or six prongs; with the former you can see more of the diamond, but the latter is more secure. Prongs can be rounded, pointed, flat, V-Shaped...
The tension setting is named for the tension of the metal band that secures the diamond in place. With the help of lasers used to calibrate the exact dimensions of the diamond, the jeweller expertly cuts tiny grooves into the sides of the band, or shank, so that the diamond appears suspended between the two sides. The gems must have 9 or more in Mohs Scale of mineral hardness (diamond, zaphire, ryby, etc).
The bezel setting is the second most popular jewellery setting and the most antique of all of them. Instead of holding the diamond with prongs, the bezel setting encircles the diamond, or center stone, with a thin metal rim custom-made to hold the stone tightly in place. It has modern look and it's so suitable for an active lifestyle, so it's perfect for jewells as earrings, necklaces or rings.
The pavé setting, pronounced “pa-vay,” comes from the French word “to pave,” as in paved with diamonds. By closely setting small diamonds together with minimal visibility of the tiny metal beads or prongs holding the stones in place, the effect is one of continuous sparkle. The beads are nicely formed, evenly spaced and sized, and they secure the diamonds. The tables of all the diamonds are at the same height and are even with the rim of metal into which they are set.
In Bar setting diamonds are separate between vertical bars of metal. It's the perfect setting for baguette, oval, princess or round cuts. There’s hald diamond to see and light can pass through the diamond adding brilliance.
The channel setting is a secure way to set smaller diamonds in a row into the band of the ring, making a metal channel of sparkling stones flush with the shank. This setting is popular for wedding bands that feature only smaller stones and no center stone. Since there are no prongs, this setting is also a good option for a snag-free and secure design.