How To Choose A Diamond Ring Setting

Diamond rings, the epitome of sophistication and timeless elegance, play a crucial role in life's most precious moments. As a family-owned business with three generations of experience, trust, and knowledge in the fine jewelry industry, we at Kravit Jewelers understand the importance of choosing the right diamond ring setting. This decision impacts not just the aesthetics of the ring but also its durability and how it complements your lifestyle.

Understanding Different Types of Diamond Ring Settings

Before delving into the details, it's essential to know the different types of diamond ring settings available. Each setting has its unique charm and characteristics that can enhance the beauty of the diamond in its own way.

  • Prong Setting: This classic and most popular setting involves three to six 'claws' or prongs that hold the diamond in place, maximizing the stone's exposure to light for enhanced brilliance. However, it might be more prone to snagging or losing the diamond if a prong is damaged.
  • Bezel Setting: The diamond in a bezel setting is completely surrounded by a rim of metal, providing excellent protection to the stone. This modern style may hide parts of the diamond but provides extra security.
  • Tension Setting: This sleek and contemporary style holds the diamond in place with pressure from the metal band, giving the illusion that the diamond is floating. While highly unique, the diamond may be more exposed to potential damage.
  • Halo Setting: A halo setting involves a center diamond encircled by smaller stones. This design can make the main diamond appear larger but requires more maintenance to keep the small diamonds clean and secure.
  • Pave Setting: Pave settings feature small diamonds set closely together on the band, providing extra sparkle. This elaborate style might require more regular maintenance due to the multiple stones.
  • Channel Setting: A channel setting secures diamonds in a groove in the band, offering a smooth surface and a good balance between style and practicality.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Diamond Ring Setting

The perfect diamond ring setting blends personal style, lifestyle, maintenance needs, and budget considerations.

  • Personal Style and Preference: Are you a fan of classic styles, or do you lean more toward modern, innovative designs? Your ring should reflect your individual style and taste.
  • Lifestyle Considerations: If you lead an active lifestyle or work with your hands, you might prefer a bezel or channel setting for added security.
  • Maintenance and Durability: Certain settings like paving or halo may require more frequent cleaning or repairs.
  • Budget and Value: Some settings use more metal or additional diamonds, affecting the price. However, remember that the right setting can maximize the diamond's brilliance and perceived size within your budget.

How the Setting Affects the Diamond

The right setting can both highlight your diamond's best features and conceal any potential flaws. For example, a halo setting can make a smaller diamond appear larger, while a prong setting can enhance a diamond's brilliance by allowing maximum light exposure.

Tips on Choosing the Right Jeweler

Choosing a reputable jeweler is as crucial as selecting the diamond and setting. At Kravit Jewelers, we pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction, integrity, and the high-quality standards set by our partnership with Rolex.

Look for certifications, guarantees, and excellent customer service. For instance, we offer custom designs, jewelry repair, and watch repair, plus private consultations and in-store appointments for personalized assistance.


Selecting a diamond ring setting is an art that blends style, practicality, and individual preference. Take your time to make an informed decision that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Explore more about diamond rings and their settings on our website, and schedule a personalized consultation with our expert jewelers for an unforgettable experience at Kravit Jewelers. You are always welcome to visit our store in Oceanside, NY, or contact us for any inquiries or feedback.

Feel free to share your experiences or thoughts in the comments below, or on our social media platforms. We value your feedback and can't wait to be a part of your sparkling journey.

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