A Guide to Jewelry Settings for Center Stones

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Bezel Setting

The Camille Ring shows a bezel set center diamond. A bezel setting means there's a wall of metal holding the stone in place. It's the most secure setting because there's a solid wall of metal supporting and hugging the stone.

Christine Alaniz Designs - Camille Ring

Four-Prong Setting

The Alyssa Ring shows a round diamond with four prongs. This style of setting is often referred to as a four-prong box. There's less metal here, so more of the focus is on the center stone. Variations on this style can have six prongs, eight prongs, etc.

Christine Alaniz Designs - Alyssa Engagement Ring

Four-Prong Setting Oval with Halo

The Eliza Ring shows an oval diamond set with four prongs, but this time with a halo surrounding the stone. The halo really changes the look of a ring, right?

Christine Alaniz Designs - Eliza Engagement Ring

Illusion Plate

The Lillian Ring shows a more vintage style. There are eight tiny prongs on a flat surface of metal. This style is often referred to as an illusion plate or a miracle head, because it's designed to make your stone look larger than it actually is.

Christine Alaniz Designs - Lillian Engagement Ring

Working directly with an experienced designer gives you the ability to collaborate on the ring of your dreams. Explore my Custom Gallery today to look for ideas, or find even more ideas over on Pinterest!

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