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The Smart Guide to Engagement Ring Settings

Engagement Ring Settings
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If you have finally made the decision to get married (or at least engaged) it’s time to choose an engagement ring. Choosing an engagement ring is a big decision which deserves careful consideration. After all, it’s a huge financial and emotional investment. The choices may seem endless, and the availability of hundreds of engagement ring settings can be overwhelming.

Not to worry because with Novori Jewelry we’re here to make things easier. This article provides an overview of some of the more well-known engagement ring settings. When you’re done, you’ll know enough to start your search and find what you need at our web site. We’ve included photos of each setting so you can follow along. Feel free to browse our site for more examples and variations of settings. Remember that at any step of the way a Novori engagement ring expert is available to help you with online chat or a toll free call.

An attractive engagement ring setting can make even the most inexpensive diamond look like a million dollars. The setting consists of the band, additional stones, and the means by which the diamond is held in place. Which engagement ring setting appeals to you?

White Gold Common-prong Diamond Engagement Setting

White Gold Common-prong Diamond Engagement Setting

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White Gold Common Prong Matching Set

White Gold Common Prong Matching Set

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Sareen Engagement Rings

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Matching Platinum Pave Sets

Matching Platinum Pave Sets

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Yellow Gold Semi-Bezel Engraved Setting

Yellow Gold Engraved Setting

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Channel Set White Gold Setting

Channel Set White Gold Setting

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Channel Set White Gold Cathedral Setting

Channel Set White Gold Cathedral Setting

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Channel Set Princess Cut Diamond Band

Channel Set Princess Cut Diamond Band

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Types of Engagement Ring Settings


The Prong tends to be the engagement ring setting of choice. It has four hooks (claws), sometimes six, that suspend the diamond in place slightly above the band. The hooks are slender and discreet, so the diamond receives an equal amount of light from all directions. Many people prefer this setting because it makes the diamond look larger and more stunning. The Prong setting can also hold a larger sized diamond than most other settings. Prong settings can be elegant, quaint, or ornate. The shape of the prong depends on the shape and size of the diamond.


The Channel setting places the diamonds right next to each other. There are no visible hooks or metal pieces holding the diamonds in place. Instead, the diamonds sit in a metal channel, and they flow smoothly around the band. The diamonds appear to be submerged inside the band, and the exterior surface is smooth. This engagement ring setting provides better protection than most other settings. Since the diamonds aren’t elevated, there is less chance of damage or loss. This setting can also be used to enhance a middle-set diamond which sits above the band.


The Bezel setting has a metal rim which surrounds the diamond and secures it in place. The rim extends slightly above the diamond, so the edges are well protected. Because of its sturdiness, this engagement ring setting is popular for people with active lifestyles. It’s practically impossible to dislodge a diamond from a Bevel setting without the help of a jeweler. Bezels can also be molded to fit the shape of just about any diamond. It is an extremely versatile setting.

Pave (Pa Vay)

If you love diamonds, then you’ll love this engagement ring setting. The Pave setting is basically a cluster of small diamonds encrusted along the surface of the band. Tiny beads or small prongs are used to secure the diamonds in place. The metal is barely noticeable, so the diamonds appear to be standing freely. The Pave setting requires great care because the diamonds are more exposed than with other engagement ring settings.


Engagement Ring Styles

There are a few common general engagement ring styles that most couples choose. We have shown the most common ones in the table below:

A ring with a single center diamond.
Multi Stone
A ring that will feature more than one diamond either around the center diamond or along the ring shank.
Tension Set
A unique ring style that uses the pressure of the setting to hold the diamond in place.
3 Stone Ring
A classic ring setting with 1 usually larger center diamond and 2 smaller diamonds on either side of the center diamond

When you are looking for your engagement ring remember that we are here to help. At Novori Jewelry we are committed to making your engagement ring shopping easy and stress free. Just select a ring setting from our web site and then find a certified diamond at a guaranteed low price. That's the easiest way to find a quality ring that you will be proud of all your life. If you need help at any time, just use our convenient chat feature or call us toll free at 1-877-877-4141


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