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The right setting can enhance the look of a diamond. Here, we break down and show you the different settings for engagement and wedding rings.
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A channel setting has two long tracks of precious metal that hold a row of gemstones side-by-side.
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The earliest method of setting gemstones into jewelry, the bezel setting is a technique where a gemstone is surrounded by a thin, flat piece of metal.
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A pave setting (which literally means "paved") is where a central stone is surrounded by smaller gems (usually diamonds) that are set very close together.
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Micro pave refers to any small, closely set stones.
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Metal claws raise a stone to allow in the most light; four or six prongs are common.
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Several small diamonds flank a larger center one.
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Stones are sunk into holes so they are flush with the ring's surface.
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Metal bars separate each stone.
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Adjacent diamonds share prongs.
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