Different types of engagement rings

The engagement ring is a crucial piece of getting engaged, it embodies your story as a couple as well as the journey you’re about to embark on. It’s a happy tradition that sparkles joy and will always bring back a cherished memory.

At Lamon Jewelers, we have a diverse collection made by the most talented designers:  Coast Diamond, Gabriel & Co., Lydia, Nelson, and our vintage selection featured under Lamon Estate Jewelry. 

Although it can feel a bit overwhelming choosing from so many different styles, we are here to tell you more about the engagement rings we offer.

 

PRONG 

The most classic setting, a prong engagement ring is named after its design. A prong is a little metal claw that holds the gem in place. Prongs can vary in shape depending on the cut of the stone.

The number of these metal claws contributes to the stability and visibility of the gemstones. A setting with four prongs lets you see more of the stone, while a ring with six prongs provides better support.

Prong settings are perfect if you want a simple, timeless design that is also easy to maintain. 

 

BEZEL 

It’s one of the most secure ring settings. The gem is kept in place with a metal border, which provides less risk of the stone being scratched or falling out. Since there are no prongs, it requires fewer routine checks.

A full bezel completely surrounds the gemstone whereas a partial bezel leaves the sides open. Either way, its design prevents the stone from damage, which makes it an excellent choice for those with an active lifestyle or career.

Oh, and a great perk of the bezel setting is that it doesn’t snag on clothing or other materials, aside, of course, from the fact that it’s modern and sleek.

 

PAVÉ 

Also known as a bead setting, the technique used to create this ring involves embedding tiny gems into the band of the ring. The small stones are set closely together, allowing minimal visibility of the tiny metal beads or prongs. 

Pavé engagement rings give you the opportunity to personalize your piece with a unique pattern of gemstones around the band. It’s also a versatile setting: it can be designed in a contemporary or vintage style.

It’s a great choice for those who love an extra sparkle.

 

CHANNEL 

Similar to the pavé setting, a channel engagement ring has its band decorated with smaller gems. However, in this case, the stones are placed next to each other in a row within a channel-like band, hence the name. 

The channel setting holds the gemstones securely in place without prongs, which gives the ring a sharp design without losing stability. Also, it protects the stones from damage and scratches.

If you like an elegant, secure, and snag-free design, the channel setting is the go-to choice. 

 

Ok, but which setting should I choose?

 

Personal fashion plays an essential role, but the wearer’s lifestyle is also important.

Some settings are a better match for those who do work with their hands, while other designs are a better fit for people who have a more hands-free routine. 

Also, don’t forget to take into consideration your availability for cleaning and maintaining the engagement ring, as more complex settings require extra upkeeping.