The Guide To Prong Settings
The Guide To Prong Settings

The setting not only affects the fire of the diamond, but also determines how strong the diamond is. So, what kind of setting do you like best for your diamond ring?

1. Prong Setting

 It is called prong setting because of using a long, thin claw to hold the diamond, usually three, four or six claws. Among them, six claws is the most stable and a lot of people would like to choose this kind. The setting brings out the beauty of the diamond and makes it easy to observe the cut, color and clarity of the gemstone. For larger gemstone, prong settings are used for solidity.


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  • The gemstone is less covered, so as to better show the charm of gemstones through light at different angles of reflection;

  • It can show the diamond's beauty from all sides, so that the diamond looks more brilliant and visually create the illusion that it is larger than its size;

  • The shape of the generous classic never out of fashion, but also suitable for different hand type.


  • A prong setting offers less protection to the gem than inset mounts. In addition, prongs can snag on clothing or fabric. High-quality settings are less likely to snag on clothing, as the prongs are firmly attached to the gem and well finished.

  • Over time, prongs may get worn out or become loose. 

Key points for the maintenance of claw-set gemstone rings:

  • Avoid contact of diamond rings with oil stains;

  • When cleaning, pay attention to the metal claw and the combination of the stone whether "hidden dirt

  • Regularly check the claws of the ring to ensure that they are not loose or damaged, and send them to a professional jewelry store for overhaul every 6-12 months to prevent the twisting and breaking of the claws of the setting from causing the loss of the diamond.


2. Bezel Setting

 The bezel is a very strong and traditional setting that uses a metal edge to enclose the diamond below the girdle within a metal bracket (holder). There is no gap between the diamond and the bezel, the fluted edge is flat and smooth, and there is no abruptness or harshness to the touch.


Oval Shape Bezel-Set Lab Grown Diamond Ring




  •  As compared to the prong setting, bezel-set gemstone is better protected from accidental rubbing or blows, and is less likely to allow the diamond to scratch whatever it may come into contact with.

  • It is more secure, so the diamond is less likely to be dislodged.


  • Most of the diamonds are set inside the ring, making them appear smaller.

Maintenance points for bezel-set gemstone rings:

  • The package is firm, and it will be more difficult to clean. If you can’t clean it yourself, please send it to a professional;

  • Although the package inlaid the most insurance, but please also pay attention to regularly check whether the metal edging is warped or deformed.


3. Pave Setting

 The pave setting takes advantage of the malleability of the metal by cutting several small pegs directly into the edge of the setting on the metal material, which is with a tool to secure the diamond to any metal claw that holds the diamond. And the closely spaced gems are actually set in the metal tongue and groove. This type of setting requires consistency in the size and height of the gems as well as the order in which they are placed.

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  • Because pave-set rings are not surrounded by metal,the gemstones are able to let in and reflect more light, highlighting the brilliance of the  jewelry and giving it the same sparkle as a large carat gemstone.  


  • It's hard to change the size of the ring, or the diamonds may fall out with a little improper force.

Maintenance points for pave-set gemstone rings:

  •  In daily wear, please pay attention to prevent bumping, deformation and diamond loss!


4. Track setting

 The track setting is a safe method of setting small diamonds, also known as a channel setting, in which small diamonds are set in two parallel metal bars for clarity and elegance without looking out of place. This setting is often used for wedding rings or rings that are only suitable for small diamonds and do not have a main diamond.


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  • It has better protection for the waist of the diamond, which is firmer, safer and less likely to be damaged;

  • The surface is smooth, and will not be easily hooked to the clothes.


  • It requires a high level of skill from the craftsman, the diamond jewelry is easily damaged during the setting process, and changes in the curvature of the metal can easily cause the diamonds to fall out.


Maintenance points for track-set gemstone rings:

  • The track crevice is the focus of cleaning, which is easy to hide some oil, dust and so pon. So it will make the stone no longer so bright;

  • It is also necessary to send it for service every year to see if the stones are still tightly arranged, if the surface of the jewelry is still flat, etc.


5. Tension Setting

 The name of the setting comes from the fact that the diamond is held in place by the tension of the metal itself, resulting in the appearance of the diamond hanging between the two metal shanks of the ring, hence the image of the setting.

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  • The design is rather unique.


  • The contact surface where the diamond is fixed by the metal is limited, and the force point is too small. When it is hit by an external force, the deformation of the metal will easily cause the diamond to loosen or even fall off;

  • The size cannot be modified.



 At Usinjewel, you can find and choose the diamond in the setting of your choice~

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