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How diamond shape affects the ring settings
The beauty of the diamond magnifies or collapse depending on the way it is set. The setting can do wonders to the ring; make the stone look bigger, enhance the brilliance, hide the flaws and elaborate the shape. Different shapes demand different settings, not all shapes can be set in every setting. Learn more about how the shapes affect setting and choose the right setting for your ring.

Round diamonds are the most popular shape, hence adorned in maximum settings. Prong setting is the most common settings for a round diamond, as it exaggerates the brilliance of the diamond. You can opt for a traditional six-prong setting or a stylish four prong. A tall prong setting gives a very ornate look to the ring. The setting with side stones makes the ring look more aristocratic. However, for everyday-wear lower prongs should be preferred. Bezel setting protects the stone from scratching and chipping, and is good to hide the tapered edges of the stone. Elegant in style, bezel setting is recommend to people with a hectic lifestyle. Opt for a white metal to cover the stone, this make your stone look bigger and whiter. Round diamonds are also mounted using the tension and channel setting.
The princess cut diamonds display beautiful step-down facets that can be further accentuated with the four-prong setting. It looks superlative as a single solitaire or with side stones. A more striking style can be achieved by mounting the stone at angles like a rhombus. The princess cut diamonds being angular fixes perfectly in the channel setting as well. Bezel setting is appropriate for the people with an active lifestyle as it protects the pointed corners of the diamond from breaking.
Emerald cut looks profoundly royal in a four- prong setting, since the stone appears bigger. If you have an emerald cut diamond as your center stone, you can choose the settings featuring baguette diamonds. The side stones should frame the diamond perfectly. This stone looks best, if set lengthwise rather than perpendicularly. A perfect pick for a classy solitaire engagement ring.
Marquise solitaire sports a slim body with elongated ends giving an illusion of longer fingers. The Marquise shaped diamond needs special settings to hold the diamond securely. The special four-prong setting or two V-shaped prongs holding the pointed ends are ideal for the marquise cut. Otherwise, six prongs settings with two in the centre and four coupled at the ends clasping the stone ensure the safety of the stone. Bezel setting covers the stone completely; however, it is unfrequented in marquise shape. The side stone will make the ensemble look less monotonous.
Heart shape is most difficult to cut; the diamond should display well- defined rounded lobes proportionate to the tapering tail. The demanding shape needs a special setting as well. It should be set in three prongs with a V-shaped prong at the tip or uniquely placed four prongs two on top and two clasping the pointed end.
Pear shape diamond is a combination of round and marquise shape. Five prongs three at the top and two at the tail hold the stone safely. Three or four prongs with, one V-shaped prong at the end is also used for a different appeal. Pear shape solitaire creates an illusion of a bigger stone and looks very fashionable. Pear shaped centre stone looks good with trillion shaped side stones, giving a luxurious appeal.
The six or four prongs settings will go quite well with oval shaped diamond. The brilliance of this stone and the elongated shape makes the stone look bigger in prongs. Side stones further enhance the look of the ring. Bezel setting is mostly preferred with side stones or with gemstones as birthstone rings.
Asscher has a beautiful step-down arrangement of facets. It is preferable to set an asscher diamond in solitaire prong settings to retain the internal fire of the diamond. The four-prong setting is used to securely hold the stone. The prong setting allows more brilliance and play of light in comparison to bezel setting. Turn the stone to have the prongs at the centre for an innovative style setting. Also, make sure the prongs do not hide the stone’s distinctive corners. If you are using the accent stones go for princess, trillion and emerald shaped diamonds.
The squarish shape sets well in the regular four-prong setting. Cushion diamond in solitaire setting has recently gained more popularity in an engagement ring, especially with the celebrities going for it. Baguette cut side stones are perfect to compliment the cushion cut centre stone.
Trillion cut displays a step cutting and brilliant faceting. This cut should be secured with V shaped prongs to protect the diamond corners. The special three V-prong setting perfectly holds the stone at the three angles.