Setting Types Guide

Setting Types Guide

At Brilliance, our master jewelers use a variety of expert setting techniques to set and secure diamonds and gemstones in fine jewelry. When executed with precision and skill, a specific setting style can enhance the beauty and transform the look of a jewelry piece. For example, the classic prong setting gives a diamond greater prominence while reducing the appearance of the metal, while the contemporary bezel setting creates the illusion of a larger diamond and adds a more dramatic effect.
Prong Settings

Prong Settings

In this classic setting, two or more prongs wrap around the crown of a stone to secure it in place. Also known as a claw setting, this mounting style minimizes the amount of metal used, allowing more light to pass through a diamond or gemstone.

Shared Prong Settings

In a variation of the classic prong setting, prongs are wrapped around the crown of a stone to secure it in place. This type of setting minimizes the presence of metal, allowing more light to pass through a diamond or gemstone.

Shared Prong Settings
Channel Settings

Channel Settings

Diamonds or gemstones are secured in place between vertical metal walls, creating a smooth channel. In this contemporary setting, the stones are nestled side by side with no metal in between.

Bar Channel Settings

In this more secure variation of the traditional channel setting, diamonds or gemstones are secured in place between two vertical metal walls on either side of each diamond.

Bar Channel Settings
Pave Settings

Pave Settings

In this dramatically elegant setting type, diamonds or gemstones are set low and very close together using tiny beads. The surface of the ring will appear to be encrusted with stones for a brilliant effect.

Bezel Settings

A metal rim surrounds a diamond or gemstone by the girdle to secure it in place. This dramatic setting style can create the illusion of a larger stone.

Bezel Settings
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