CHANNEL The channel setting can be used for any type of stone making it a versatile option. A channel is created with seats where the stones will sit. Once the stones are put into place, the upper walls of the channel are hammered down to secure everything into place.
BEZEL Another setting for any type of stone, the bezel creates a smooth and finished look of the overall ring. The stone sits deep inside of a mount and is secured into place by folding the metal over the stone. HALF BEZEL This is the same as the bezel setting, however, the stones girdle can be seen.
HALO The halo setting refers to stones placed in a circle around the main stone of the ring creating a "halo." By adding this extra layer to the main stone can easily make it seem larger and can bring out the overall sparkle and beauty of the ring.
DOUBLE HALO This setting is basically the original halo setting, but goes further to add a second halo around the first. This further enhances the main stone and brilliance.
BAR The bar setting is very similar to the channel and tension setting, but each stone is set in grooves between bars that are overlapped with a hammering tool. This setting requires that the stones be a hardness of 9 or more.
PRONG Usually using 4 or 6 prongs, the stone is set and the prongs hold the stone into place. This allows for maximum stone exposure and to minimize the presence of the band. More light can pass through creating a brighter and beaming stone.
SHARED PRONG The idea is that the stones use the prong setting, but the stones that sit right next to each other share the prong in between them. This, once again, allows maximum light to pass through the stone and minimal metal presence.
TENSION The most modern setting of all is the tension setting. In this setting, the diamond is set in cut grooves of an open band and "squeezed" to create a secure placement. The metals used for this setting are usually hardened to hold the diamond without the use of prongs.
PAVÉ Several small stones sitting close together and held in place with small beads of metal create an overall "paved" look in a ring. This creates a continuous band of stones that add sparkle to an entire band or section.