ENGAGEMENT RINGS HAVE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE ANCIENT ROMANS ASKED FOR THEIR SWEETHEARTS’ HAND IN MARRIAGE USING HEFTY IRON HOOPS.
Today, spouses and ladies-to-be can pick from plenty of styles, from the conventional jewel solitaire to Victorian-style set of three rings, showy corona numbers, and in the middle between. However, huge decisions can once in a while come befuddlement.
This blog characterizes the most well-known types of gemstone settings, weighing up the upsides and downsides of each to pursue the choice-making process that is simpler for you.
THE CLAW SETTING
In 1886, Tiffany and Co. appeared with their progressive Tiffany® Setting ring. A thin platinum ring set with a solitary jewel was the very first plan to lift the stone from the band, upgrading its regular brilliance by permitting light to enter and leave at each point. Celebrated in film, craftsmanship, and writing, the six-hook Tiffany® Setting immediately turned into the essence of the engagement ring as far as we might be concerned.
This exemplary setting is described by metal prongs; generally 4-6, contingent upon the shape and size of the focal stone. Intended to push your pearl into the spotlight, it’s frequently chosen for the individuals who favor shimmer, brilliance, and old-school sentiment.
We love the way the four-prong setting in our immortal Vega ring empowers the precious stone to live up to its whiz potential.
PROS: The paw setting conveys the genuine ‘Goodness!’ factor and commends a gemstone’s normal excellence such that no other setting would be able. Additionally, a raised setting likewise empowers a future engagement ring to sit completely flush to its adjoining engagement ring, making life a lot more straightforward for the lady who prefers her gems just so.
CONS: By the fragile idea of the paw setting, it should be treated with extreme attention to detail. In addition to the fact that a raised setting allows your focal stone to stay uncovered and fairly helpless, the actual setting includes exceptionally dainty strands of metal. Assuming that an unfamiliar body lodges itself under a hook (think dress or hair!), the prong is effectively bowed – enough, at times, to relax the stone. A client of our own as of late lost her precious stone in the shower because a solid nylon string from her loofah got under a hook and lifted it. Thus, we suggest never wearing a paw setting engagement ring while showering, playing sports, or doing any type of difficult work with your hands.
THE HALO SETTING
The corona setting is about influence. Encompassing the focal stone with various pavé jewels (little jewels got in a persistent column by minuscule metal prongs or dabs), it makes an intensified visual impression, improving genuinely. The radiance setting partook in its prime during the 1920s, settling on it the ideal decision for someone who favors rare charm.
With light-reflecting jewels wherever from the band to the radiance, our amazing Lyra ring satisfies its prophetic namesake.
PROS: The corona setting offers the cunning deception of a bigger focal stone. Picking an aura of minuscule shimmering jewels is a sly method for achieving flair without the sticker price of a high-carat highlight.
CONS: Halos are in many cases massive and low-sitting, making it precarious to observe an engagement ring later on that will sit flush against it.
THE RUB-OVER SETTING
The rub-over setting – or bezel setting – encompasses the focal stone in a bed of metal which is in this way collapsed as far as possible around to get its hips at the largest point and lock it into place. Whenever complete, the stone is surrounded by an edge of metal, making a downplayed radiance impact with a smoothed-out profile. Executed accurately the rub-over setting finds some kind of harmony; it offers a feeling that everything is good no other setting can, without smothering the stone’s radiance. However going back millennia, the rub-over setting overflows contemporary polish.
Our Hera assortment brags a striking combination of present-day and luxurious, with smooth rub-over settings set off by unpredictable band etchings.
PROS: The rub-over setting holds a solid grasp on its stone, shielding it from catching or chipping. This goes with it the ideal decision for the woman who partakes in a functioning way of life.
CONS: A slight burden of the rub-over setting is that it doesn’t open the stone to as much light as the hook setting, empowering shimmer just from the top – not the sides. In addition, rub-over settings frequently sit low, making a fairly off-kilter form with regards to picking an engagement ring from now on. You could wish to consider a molded engagement ring to close the hole between rings.