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Guide to Ring Settings

When you are engagement ring or ring shopping, you usually have the option to select the center stone and the mounting/setting separately. The center stone and the setting make the main parts of a ring.
A guide to ring setting and mounting
Center stone diamond round

Center Stone

The center stone refers to the main diamond in the middle of the setting. When a diamond mounting is a three-stone style, the two side stones are referred to as part of the semi-mounting. The center stone does not have to be a diamond. Sapphires and rubies center stones are quite popular for their hardness and colored sparkle.

Mounting/Semi-mounting/Setting

The Mounting (or semi-mounting) is basically the entire ring, without a center stone. It can be Plain, set with accent diamonds, or other Gemstones. The mounting is often referred to as the Setting. Rings are traditionally usually in metal but can be of almost any material: metal, plastic, stone, wood, bone, glass, gemstone to name a few. The most popular are 18k, 14k, white, yellow or rose gold, platinum & silver.
Solitaire Ring Mounting

Stone Setting/Setting

The term "setting" refers to the act of securing the diamond in the ring. Channel set gemstones are placed into a metal channel, and flow side by side in a continuous row. Evidently stone setting is done after selecting a center stone and a mounting. The original or new gem stone will be carefully reset into your jewellery. This is delicate work that requires careful attention to detail, and will completed by experienced jeweler,usually stone setter, using custom made equipment to and industry approved methods.

Ring Styles

Diamond jewelry shines even brighter with the right stone setting. Learn about your stone setting choices and select the right diamond jewelry to match your personal style. After several thousand years of ring manufacturing, the total number of styles produced is vast. Even cataloging the rings of a single civilization such as the Romans presents a major challenge. As a result the following list should be considered to be very limited.

RING IMAGE   RING IMAGE
Engagement January Garnet   Solitaire July Ruby
Engagement February Amethyst   3-Stone August Peridot
Bridal Set March Aquamarine

 

Halo September Sapphire
Wedding Band April Diamonds   Fashion October tourmaline
Anniversary Band May Emerald

 

Promise November Topaz
Eternity Band June Pearl   Floral Solitaire Floral solitaire style
Engagement Vintage June Pearl   Engagement Modern Floral solitaire style

Your Own Style

With the magnitude of the choices available in terms of quality, budget, comfort, material, & styles; the jewelry that represents your style is the jewelry that is suitable to your personality and lifestyle.

Finished Jewelry

Complete and ready-to-wear jewelry that is polished and set with all stones.


References

  • Ring (Jewellry), Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_(jewellery)
  • Ring Styles, The Basics of Jewelry by Stuller 2012
January 11, 2016