Diamond Ring Mounting Styles
Additional Ring Mounting Styles
Tiffany: A Tiffany setting has a very specific 6-prong design that maximizes light reflection. This type of setting can only be purchased from Tiffany & Co.
Bar: Similar to a Channel setting, the Bar setting places numerous diamonds between two grooves in the sides of the ring. Unlike a Channel setting though, a Bar setting leaves the sides of the diamonds exposed, providing a more dramatic effect.
Bezel: A Bezel setting provides a rim that completely surrounds the diamond, leaving the sides either covered or open with individual prongs. While it is very secure it does mute some of the stones reflective properties.
Cathedral: A Cathedral setting raises the diamond above the ring's shank with arches made of prongs or bezels. The net effect is very traditional.
Cluster: A Cluster setting places many smaller stones together to form one larger stone. If coupled with a larger center stone the net effect can be a ring with a significant presence.