Ring Settings Guide

Once you’ve decided on the type and cut of diamond or gemstone, the setting you choose for your engagement ring will influence the final overall design.

Here we have put together a short guide to the types of settings available, however there are a huge variety of choices out there, so if you are looking for something more unusual or bespoke, we are more than happy to help. Drop into one of our showrooms or give us a call for more information and advice on ring settings.

Claw setting

Claw Setting

A claw setting, or prong setting, is the most traditional choice for an engagement ring. This setting raises the stone and shows it off at it’s best, allowing the light to shine through.

Channel setting

Channel Setting

Often used for wedding and eternity bands, the channel setting features a row of gemstones set side by side, often used to accentuate a central claw or halo set stone. This setting creates a fantastic sparkle, as the gemstones are set close together.

Halo setting

Halo Setting

A halo setting combines a cluster of smaller stones surrounding a larger central gemstone. This is a beautiful design that will show off the central stone, creating a stunning piece of jewellery with amazing brilliance.

Bezel setting

Bezel Setting

A bezel set ring has a rim that is formed around the gemstone to hold it in place. You can have a full or partial bezel setting and this design keeps the gemstone fully protected so is ideally suited for people with a more hands-on job.