Common with solitaire diamond rings, the six prong setting features raised pieces of metal that lift the stone up from the metal ring. This setting is used to emphasize the gemstone, rather than the metal itself. The use of six prongs means that the diamond will be more secure in the setting.
The four prong setting is like the six prong setting, except with fewer prongs. While not as secure as the six prong setting, this gives off the appearance that the diamond is effortlessly floating on the metal ring.
Like the six and four prong settings, but with just two prongs. This kind of setting creates a beautiful illusion that the gemstone is effortlessly balanced on the metal band.
A semi-bezel setting - also known as the half-bezel setting – means that the metal surface of the ring contains only part of the diamond.
The bezel setting involves the metal ring surface encompassing the perimeter of the diamond so that it appears as though it’s contained within the metal. This is a popular setting choice for male diamond wedding bands.
A halo setting resembles the bezel setting, except tiny diamonds are placed within the metal that encompasses the larger diamond. This is the perfect setting for rings that feature very large diamonds.
A basket setting is another popular choice for solitaire diamond rings. Featuring four prongs, the setting resembles a “basket” where the central diamond is cradled. The basket lifts the diamond up from the surface of the ring to allow more light to pass through and give the gemstone a beautiful sparkling appearance.
The trellis ring setting features two interlocking prongs that support the diamond. This setting is a very popular choice for diamond engagement rings.
The prong only setting covers the bases for all prong settings, including the two prong setting, which resembles a V shape. The diamond is then secured in the middle of the V shape.