Customised Ring Setting for wedding engagement ring

Now that you have chosen the ideal stone, either a round brilliant diamond or coloured gemstone. Ring setting is more than just a means of securing the precious stone in place. It plays an important part in the design of the jewellery, a key point to note during the process of customised engagement ring, which either bring out the brilliance in the stone or waste it.

Claw/Prong Setting

Classic setting commonly use 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 claw design should hold the stone. With six claw 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.

Tension Setting

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 expose a full view of the diamond, from girdle to culet, compared to other setting methods. With maximum light entering the diamond, it brings out the most brilliance and fire of the diamonds.

It can be made more secure by filing a ledge in 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 on 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 skill to perform resizing.

Bezel/Rub-Over Setting

One of the most secure method of jewellery setting, suitable 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 active lifestyle, this is a great choice as it do not snag on clothing and easy to maintain. The bezel setting are commonly use on men’s ring setting.

On the negative side, bezel setting make the diamond looks less sparkle as it wrap all around the side of the diamond, minimum light is allowed to enter the side the stone.

Gypsy/Invisible Setting

Gypsy setting is popular in customised 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 setting is typically use on side setting stones instead of the main stone. However, it does not means that this is not possible. In GIOIA Fine Jewellery, there is not standard way on how a bespoke jewellery be design.

Jewellery settings are sometimes, pigeonholed as having either a classic or a modern look. With additional detailing on classic crawl/prong setting, such as rounder profiling on each prong, give a contemporary appearance. Tapered design on the ring band, give an illusion that magnify the size of the main stone. With customised setting, we can match different ring setting into a single ring. Allow you to custom made a unique and one-of-a-kind jewellery.