Friday, October 30, 2009

Ring Settings Series #3
"Home" For the Precious Diamond



Our last series...the last three settings we are going to show you are: Channel, Bar, and Gypsy Settings

7. Channel Setting
In this setting, diamonds are set between two parallel channels of metal on the ring band. The diamonds are usually held in a straight line around the entire band without metal to separate them.

Round and Princess cuts are very popular for this setting.

One thing you will have to consider is the sizing of the ring as it is harder to resize ring in channel setting compared to other settings like prongs.


8. Bar Setting

Bar setting is actually very similar to channel setting.

A bar setting uses a thin bar of metal to hold the stones in place on either side, so that each bar has a stone on either side of it.


9. Gypsy Setting
Gypsy setting sinks a stone into the metal band. This type of setting is commonly used on bands and men rings.



A lot of blink blink education going on...Finally, we have graduated from the Basic Diamond Ring Education 101! Phewww ~

It isn't hard but it will take you some time and efforts to locate "THE RING" for your girlfriend/fiancee. Once you understand well about her personality and style, you should be able to find the one that makes her proud of wearing the ring ALL DAY, NIGHT YEAR, and FOREVER.

In our next blog, we will tell you where to shop and what to look for.
Stay tune! ^.*






Sources:
1. Settings and Mounts, The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss and Lisbeth Levine, pg 408

2. Channel Settings for Engagement Rings by Carly Wickell,
About.com
3. Gipsy Setting, Jewelry Dictionary,
All About Jewels

Photo Credits:

1. Channel Diamond Ring Setting,
aboutbuyingdiamonds.com
2. Engagement Ring,
Diamond Ideals New York
3. Jewelry Settings,
Platinum Wedding and Engagement Rings
4. 14K White Gold Wedding Ring, Elsa,
Custom Rings
5. Tiffany & Co. Victorian Fancy Yellow Diamond Three-stone Engagement Ring,
Fay Cullen
6. 1ct. Gypsy Dome Ring,
Ziamond
7. 14K White Gold with Scattered Diamonds Ring by Christian Bauer,
Wedding Rings

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