Stone Setting Styles
There are many different styles of stone settings for you to chose from. Some settings better showcase a certain shape and type of stone though most settings styles can be used with most stones. We are happy to work with you to determine the best style setting for your ring and lifestyle.
All ring styles are available in all our metal combinations, except stainless steel. For more information on metal combinations, please check out our Metal Combinations page.
Please click on the photo or title for more information on that stone setting style and to see additional photos of that style.
FULL BEZEL SETTINGS
A full bezel setting completely surrounds the gemstone with metal. This style setting can be used with a wide variety of shapes and stones. It gives maximum coverage to a stone set above the band. We can use platinum, 18K yellow gold, 14K palladium white gold, 14K red gold and palladium 950 for this style setting.
HALF BEZEL SETTINGS
A half bezel setting surrounds the gemstone with metal on two sides. This style setting can be used with a wide variety of shapes and stones. This style allows you to see more of the stone. We can use platinum, 18K yellow gold, 14K palladium white gold, 14K red gold and palladium 950 for this style setting. It is sometimes referred to as a semi-bezel setting.
INTEGRAL HALF BEZEL SETTINGS
In an integral half bezel ring, the center stone is set into the band. The width of an integral half bezel ring is determined by the width of the stone being set. The width of the ring at the top where the stone is set is the same as the stone being set. The ring is then tapered to a more narrow width as it goes down the band (generally about 30%). We can set round, square and princess cut diamonds and gemstones.
Prong settings is one of the most popular settings for diamonds, especially for engagement rings. More of the diamond is exposed which beautifully shows off the diamond but is less secure than many other setting styles. Most often 4-prongs and 6-prongs are used as well as "multi-prongs". For larger stones we highly recommend using at least six prongs. You can use this style for a variety of stone shapes.
CENTER STONE CHANNEL SETTINGS
A channel setting is open on two sides but also has metal under the stone for additional protection. In this photo we use a step-channel but we can also frame the stone with just a single channel on each side.
INSET CHANNEL SETTINGS
Diamonds or gemstones are placed in a metal channel that either totally surrounds the band or can be just be placed in part of the band. This is used with smaller stones and offers the best protection for the stones. Channel settings are often used as eternity rings or anniversary rings.
FLUSH STONE SETTINGS
Flush set stones are set into the band without any additional metal. Diamonds and other gemstones can be flush-set into the band. The size of the stones that can be used is determined by the width and thickness of the band vs. the diameter and depth of the stone. This style of setting can be used alone or to accent a ring with the center stone. It is also referred to as a gypsy setting.