SOLITAIRE SETTING STYLE
While the quality and the size of the solitaire matters, it is the setting style that give your ring its unique character, making it a perfect match for you.
The Prong Setting style is the most common style. It refers to the use of 3 to 8 metal hooks, known as prongs, which secure the diamond in place slightly above the band. Prong setting is the most widely used style for solitaire setting.
The Bezel Setting is the style in which the diamond is surrounded by a metal rim from all around it. This securely holds the diamond in place, insuring a tight grip. The bezel setting is favorable among people with an active lifestyle.
Channel Setting refers to the style where diamonds sit on a metal channel beside each other and flow smoothly around the band. Since the diamonds are not elevated, there is a less chance for damage or loss.
The Halo Setting circles a center stone in a collection of round pavé set diamonds. This setting style focuses the attention on the center stone and makes it appear larger. The halo setting style has gained a lot of popularity in recent years.
PRESSURE OR CLUSTER SETTING
The Pressure or Cluster Setting style is a relatively new way of setting diamonds where a group of diamonds is clustered close together; held with small prongs which are hardly visible. This setting style creates an illusion to make the cluster of diamonds seem as one larger diamond.