Settings

Each setting has its own personality. Knowing your way around these selections will help you determine which setting suits your personal style and tastes.

Prong

This setting allows the stone to be the hero. It's visible from all sides for maximum sparkle.

Cathedral/Contour

This style is similar to the prong setting, but with rising slopes to protect the stone on two sides. It is elegant, and slightly more secure.

Channel

Stones sit between two parallels of metal that are visible, but not prominent. This allows the metal and stone to each have their own distinction.

Bar

This setting harkens to the style and class of a bygone era. It features a thin metal bar that separates each stone but leaves the sides open to bring in light.

Bezel

A classic setting that draws attention to the stone, and away from itself, by framing it in precious metal.

Paveé

Sophisticated, but subtle. Tiny metal beads hold each stone in its own discreet setting.

Tension

This setting grips the stone with 65-95 pounds of pressure, creating the illusion that the stone is hovering in space.

Flush

A high-impact, low-stress setting that offers the security of small stones inside tiny holes.