The Most Popular Diamond Settings in 2017

Fashion is an amalgamation of many things, each of which has its own mix of details. These micro factors come to play a heavy role in making and remaking trends. In jewelry, settings is one of these small agents that make worlds of differences to the finished product. Like every year, the most preferred settings for diamonds were shuffled at the start of this year, and at the end of the toss, this is what we have.

Prong Setting 

Prong setting still tops the list, but fashion has moved a place or two up there. From the classic four-prong setting, the jewelers have graduated to 6 and even 8 prong styles. The addition of extra clips has changed the way prong settings originally looked. While the extra clasps mean extra physical fortification for the gems, they also come to offer an aesthetic uplift. However, the four-prong settings haven’t totally effaced from the scene either. In fact, they are very much in use, often making room for intricate embellishments around center stones.


The semi-bezel setting is gradually making its way to the upper rungs. Its arrival has been most opportune to contemporary stylings of jewelry. Semi-bezel as we know it today is a bezel setting that partly encapsulates the stone, leaving it open mostly, save for the sides. Semi-bezel setting uses no prong or sharp claws to hold the stone in place. The minimal rim of the setting makes room for more light, which means greater brilliance through refraction. The setting, while on one hand offers the necessary reinforcement to the artefact, also blends mellifluously with the fluid and minimal designs of contemporary styles.

Cathedral Setting

The cathedral is another popular choice of setting that closely resembles the architectural modification it is named after. Used to set the gem in solitaires and other ornaments, a cathedral setting has some peaks and points that give the rings a steeple type look. In cathedral settings, the bands of the rings rise vertically to support the formation of the elevation. The added height rightly makes greater refraction possible by letting the light hit the stones.

Pavé Setting

For smaller stones, Pavé setting serves well. It is a technique that cobbles the stones together to conjure a shimmering outlay, something that resembles a cobblestone street. Pavé setting is very similar to French setting. In that, they both use small prongs or grooves to set the stones.

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