Setting the Diamonds

Once the diamonds are received by the retail manufacturing companies around the globe, mainly in the U.S., China, and India, they are set into the jewelry to create the final product.  There are several different style settings.  The main setting styles that are used for ring are:

Prong and Solitaire Setting

The first style setting is the prong and solitaire setting.  This setting is the most common setting.  It is a metal claw that holds a single diamond.  The prongs of the claw have three different styles rounded, pointed, flat, or V-shaped.

Tiffany Setting

Developed in 1886 by Tiffany and Co it is also a prong setting, but is distinctly different. The regular prong setting uses four prongs, but a Tiffany setting uses six prongs and has knife edge prongs. A similar setting can be bought at most jewelry stores, but it is would not actually be considered a Tiffany setting because this a licensed trade mark of Tiffany and CO.

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Bezel Setting

This setting places the diamond in a metal frame. The diamond could be completely encircled or partially. It holds the diamond tightly in place and showcases the diamond.

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—  Below is a video that shows an example of the diamond setting on a multiple side diamond setting ring.

 

 

 

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