At Beverly Hills Jewelers, we know that buying a diamond ring can be both an anxiety provoking experience – but also a very exciting one. Our goal is to take the mystery out of the shopping so that you know exactly that you are getting what you want and feel confident in your purchase. Since we have not only reviewed the four C’s of diamonds, different shapes of diamonds, and different types of metals, we figured that it was high time to shed a bit of light on diamond settings. In this three part blog, we will review various diamond settings. What we mean by diamond setting is not the actual design and setting of the ring, but how the diamond is set within the prongs. While this may not seem like important information to be aware of – the setting can make all the difference in the world.
While the center diamond stone may be the eye catcher – how it is set can make all the difference. How a diamond is set is essential for two reasons, the first and perhaps most obvious is that it has tremendous impact on the overall aesthetics of the ring. The second reason, and by no means less important is that a secure diamond setting insures that a diamond will not fall out. After all this work of buying a diamond ring – who wants to have it fall out and get lost?
Before we get into the different types of settings, there are a couple of things that you should look for with your own eye. 1.) The first is that the setting should hold the diamond securely in place. It should also hold the stone evenly and not be tilted or lopsided – no one wants a lop sided diamond setting. In addition, the setting should be smooth to the touch – with no rough edges or burs. Any rough edges will get caught on clothing, snag and over time weaken the diamond setting.
Now that you have had a preliminary crash course in what to look for in diamond settings, we invite you to check back soon for our follow up blog on the types of settings that are available. As always, if you have any questions at all, we invite you to stop by our store and let us answer any questions that you might have. We hope to see you soon!