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Ring Anatomy

How to choose the right setting?

It is very important to keep in mind that you will most likely be adding or substituting your wedding band to be worn with your engagement ring when choosing the mounting, (term referred to the ring without a stone). This means that you must keep it in mind that both setting and band should match unless you plan to wear one or the other. A great way to cover this base is to purchase both wedding band and engagement ring together, that way the option is present to wear both together if desired. This can also serve as a more cost effective means of purchasing.

What are the options for different settings?

1. Prong:

A six-prong claw setting is usually the most common and popular of any setting of the rings. These prongs are very small so that they do not draw the attention away from the more important aspects of the ring including the diamond or other stones. More importantly, the prongs make the cleaning of the stone much easier.

2. Tension:

This is when the metal setting of the ring can act as a cradle for the stone, which locks it into place. This adds an extra element of brilliance to the stone as it allows for the ideal amount of light to pass through that exceeds that of the traditional settings.

3. Bezel:

This setting can be explained as a metal setting that encircles or encompasses the gemstone itself. If you or your significant other has an extremely active lifestyle than this makes for the perfect setting as it ensures that the gemstone is securely held. This is also a great option if there happen to be small chips in the stone that you wish to use for your jewelry design.

4. Channel:

This setting is when, as the name indicates, the gemstones are placed into a metal channel and are laid in a continuous flow.

5. Bar:

This setting is when tiny metal bars hold the diamonds in place, which lays perpendicular to the ring band.

6. Pave:

Think of this setting like a cobblestone pavement. The stone with this setting are literally cobbled into the surface of the ring band through tapered holes and prongs, which are made to hold the stone in place.

7. Gypsy:

This is an excellent choice for a man’s ring setting as the stone is set into a hole in the ring so that it does not protrude at all. Secondarily, the metal surrounding the ring is hammered in so that the outside of the stone is properly secured. This setting ensures that any chips of the stone will not move or fall out of place.

How to choose the right diamond?


Virtually any shape is possible to be made with Wonder Jewelers including Round, Princess, Asscher, oval, radiant, pear, and cushion. Whether you are more of the traditional type in selecting a round or oval shape, or prefer something more abstract including a rectangular or emerald shape, we advise that the geometry of the diamond strongly be taken into consideration. This is simply determined by your personal preference and style.


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