Shopping for an engagement ring doesn’t have to be a dreaded experience. With the right amount of knowledge about what to look for in a ring, coupled with your excitement about asking the girl of your dreams to marry you, this can be an enjoyable exercise matching your newly discovered ring expertise with the money you’ve got available to spend. Now, I will show you some types of engagement rings, they are bar, bezel, and prong settings.
The first types of engagement rings are the bar settings rings. If you’re in the market for a diamond engagement ring, but you are looking for a setting more distinctive than the classic prong setting but more dazzling than the bezel setting, you are in for a surprise. The little-known bar setting is the perfect combination of fashion and function, of diamond security and light performance, and of traditional ring design and modern unique flourishes. The bar setting gets its name from the two bars that are set on either side of the center stone, perpendicular to the band, that protect it, hold it in place, and give the setting its trademark appearance. The bar setting can be left dramatically simple, or decorated with your choice of melée stones. It can be a focal point of your ring, or part of a more intricate design. It can host a diamond, a sapphire or an emerald. Every bar setting is as unique as the couple who chooses it, but one thing remains the same. This is one of the world’s most ideal settings—bar none.
The second is 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. An alternative is a half-bezel where only two sides of the stone are surrounded. A bezel setting has a metal rim that encircles the sides of a gemstone and extends slightly above it. The rim, or collar, can stretch around the gem’s entire circumferance or around only a portion of it. A bezel setting holds a gemstone securely, and the low, protective profile it creates makes a bezel setting a good choice for people with active lifestyles. A bezel setting can also be used to cover chips in a gem.
The last types of engagement rings are the prong settings. A prong setting, sometimes called a claw setting, is the most commonly used gemstone setting and is especially popular to display solitaire engagement rings. To create a prong setting, a gem is inserted into three or more metal prongs that form a basket-like base. The ends of the prongs are bent over and shaped so that they rest against the gem to hold it snugly in place.The visible prong ends are often rounded, but they can be shaped into ovals, points, V-shapes, left flat or even formed into decorative shapes.