How To Set a Loose Diamond In A Ring
The hard part is over. You analyzed countless diamonds for cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. You debated which diamond is the best quality for your budget. You considered the brilliance of gem after gem, and now you finally have the perfect rock. However, there is still a vital step remaining: how to set the diamond in a ring.
The lingo of engagement ring settings can get overwhelming. But don’t let words like “pavé”, “split shank”, and “bezel” intimidate you. Below you will find a breakdown of everything you should know in order to find the perfect ring setting for your precious diamond.
A Few Additional Tips on Selecting a Setting
Think About The Cut
Different cut shapes look best with different settings. For instance, emerald cuts often look fabulous with accent stones, so a three-stone setting may be best. However, Marquise cuts typically do not look great with accent stones and would be best set as a solitaire.
Many people suffer from contact dermatitis (itchiness and irritation of the skin normally caused by a nickel allergy). Before purchasing a setting, make sure you know the person wearing it won’t be allergic to it.
Loose Diamonds That Have a Lower Color Grade
Choose yellow gold! Yellow gold makes diamonds look whiter and brighter.
There are so many more elements of ring settings to know, but this article provides a great start and overview to your research.