Customised Ring Setting to Unique Inspired Design
Now that you have chosen the ideal gem, either cushion royal blue sapphire or greyish spinel. The ring setting is more than just a means of securing the precious gem in place. It plays an important part in the design of the jewellery, a key point to note during the process of engagement ring, which either brings out the brilliance in the stone or waste it.
The classic setting is commonly used with transparent faceted stones as it elevates and displays the stone while keeping the surrounding metal to a minimum. The prongs are attached to a bezel to maintain shape and stability, and at least four-prong design should hold the stone. With six prong design, it gives additional security and protection to the stone, an ideal setting for round diamond which appear to look rounder as compared to four-prong setting.
Decorative detail can be added, such as splitting the prongs to create forked claws or setting small diamonds into the top of the claws. This Halo setting is designed to make the main stone look larger than it really is.
This relies on the tension of the shank to keep the stone in place with just two points of contact securing it. The main stone appears to be “floating” between the contact point of the ring. This method required certain amount of pressure on the main stone, it is recommended to use diamond or coloured gemstones with higher durability such as Sapphire, Ruby, and Spinel.
Tension setting exposes a full view of the diamond, from the girdle to culet, compared to other ring setting methods. With maximum light entering the diamond, it brings out the brilliance and fire of the diamonds.
It can be made more secure by filing a ledge on the two sides of the shank to seat the girdle and then pushing metal over the edge of the stone. This awesome setting might have a potential issue with resizing, as compared to the other setting methods. They are custom-made and crafted to the exact measurement base on the center diamond size. It required specialised and dedicated skills to perform resizing.
When it comes to coloured gemstones, it is not recommended as they are usually cut and polished to none rounded shape due to their irregular rough form. Having said that, the tension setting is not able to hold the fancy shape well in position.
One of the most secure methods of jewellery ring setting, suitable for both cabochons, and faceted gemstone. Provide the most protection to the main stone, modern setting style, due to their simplicity and elegant look. If you are looking for an engagement ring for an active lifestyle, this is a great choice as it does not snag on clothing and is easy to maintain. The bezel setting are commonly used on men’s ring setting.
On the negative side, the bezel setting makes the gemstone looks less sparkling as it wraps all around the side of the center gem, minimum light is allowed to enter the side of the stone. Similarly with the side enclosing the gem, there is a potential risk of damaging the main gem during the setting. It is not recommended for gemstones with lower hardness such as tanzanite.
Gypsy/Invisible Ring Setting
Gypsy setting is popular in wedding bands, because of its clean minimal look. Faceted gemstones or diamonds in round shape are sunk into the ring. The girdle is flush with the surface and metal is then burnished over the stone’s edge. This method of ring setting is typically used on the side setting stones instead of the main stone. However, it does not means that this is not possible. In GIOIA Fine Jewellery, there is no standard way on how a bespoke jewellery is designed.
Jewellery settings are sometimes, pigeonholed as having either a classic or a modern look. With additional detailing on classic crawl/prong settings, such as rounder profiling on each prong, give a contemporary appearance. The tapered design on the ring band gives an illusion that magnifies the size of the main stone. With customised ring setting, we can match different ring into a single ring. Allow you to custom made unique and one-of-a-kind statement jewellery.