Diamond Ring Settings: Have You Considered the Lower-Profile Bezel Setting?
While many women appreciate a high profile prong setting for their diamond ring, still others prefer something less elevated as a means to secure an expensive or cherished heirloom stone (which they don’t want to risk losing), or to keep a stone from becoming too obtrusive when doing daily chores or working with children.
About the Bezel Setting
The bezel setting is the most common of settings next to the prong setting, because of the protective collar that encircles the stone. The collar may be solid or may have cutouts allowing one to view the profile of the diamond, thus giving one a partial view in a more secure type setting. When a partial view is allowed this is called a partial bezel setting. The advantage of a bezel setting is that it is made to fit your particular stone so it’s a custom fit. When the stone is placed into a setting that allows it to be almost flush with the band, it is called a flush setting. This setting is great for those who want to admire their diamond but don’t want to risk it getting snagged or damaged.
The Downside of a Bezel Setting
The disadvantages of a bezel setting include: not allowing as much light to reflect off of the surface of the diamond, thus a less brilliant appearance, and a setting that may make your diamond look smaller since it will be placed within a deeper seat.
Securing your diamond to your ring is of utmost importance in addition to the look and appeal of your ring overall. Carefully consider your setting options and pick the one that not only best complements your stone, but also your lifestyle.