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Selecting an engagement ring can be really overwhelming and with so many options available in stores, and people around you throwing jargon such as: halo, emerald, prong, princess cut, pave, channel etc., it’s easy to feel confused and indecisive. So, how do you begin the process of selecting a ring that your partner (and you) will love forever?
So, we have prepared a list of different diamond settings for those who are enticed by multi-stone diamond rings. Whether you are buying an engagement ring or making your first diamond ring purchase for a loved one, this guide will hopefully help you with your selection.
Channel setting is the classic way to set small diamonds or any other gemstones in a row on the entire (or partial) within the band of the ring. You can choose to have a large centre stone or a different small stone of the same size, making the entire metal look sparkling with the channel of stones.
Pros of Channel Setting:
Cons of Channel Setting:
The name, pronounced as “pa-vay”, actually means “to pave”, implying paved with diamonds. Lots of small diamonds are closely set with minimal or no visibility of the metal that hold those stones in place. This setting is alternatively named as bead setting.
Pros of Pavé Setting:
Cons of Pavé Setting:
In this setting, the smaller diamonds are placed around the centre stone so that they encircle it completely. This is a great option if you do not want a huge centre stone but still want to enhance the overall look and sparkle of the ring.
Pros of Halo Setting:
Cons of Halo Setting:
Want to Pick the Perfect Setting?
The setting you choose also influences the wedding band you will choose, so it is also always a good idea to ask to try a suitable wedding band at your point of purchase.
If you are settled on a particular setting or need any help in reaching a decision, Marlows Diamonds will be happy to assist you in picking the right stone among various multi-stone diamond rings.