How To Choose A Diamond Ring Setting

Choosing the right setting for your diamond ring is an art that combines aesthetics, functionality, and personal style. At N.T. Ferro Jewelers, we understand the importance of finding the perfect setting to showcase your diamond's brilliance while reflecting your unique taste. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the world of diamond ring settings.

Types of Diamond Ring Settings

Prong Setting

  • Description: Features metal prongs that hold the diamond in place, allowing maximum light exposure.
  • Pros: Enhances diamond's brilliance; suitable for various diamond shapes.
  • Cons: Prongs can snag on clothing; may require more maintenance.

Bezel Setting

  1. Description: A metal rim surrounds the diamond, securing it in place.
  2. Pros: Offers excellent protection; modern and sleek appearance.
  3. Cons: Can make the diamond appear smaller; less light exposure.

Halo Setting

  1. Description: A center diamond is encircled by smaller diamonds, creating a halo effect.
  2. Pros: Adds extra sparkle; makes the center stone look larger.
  3. Cons: Can be difficult to resize; more intricate cleaning.

Pavé Setting

  1. Description: Small diamonds are set closely together, covering the band with continuous sparkle.
  2. Pros: Dazzling appearance; complements the center diamond.
  3. Cons: Stones can become loose over time; challenging to repair.

Channel Setting

  1. Description: Diamonds are set between two metal channels along the band.
  2. Pros: Provides a smooth surface; offers good protection for diamonds.
  3. Cons: Limited light exposure; harder to clean.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Setting

Lifestyle and Activity Level

  • Active Lifestyle: Opt for a more secure setting like bezel or channel.
  • Professional Environment: Consider a prong or halo setting for a balance of elegance and practicality.

Personal Style

  • Classic: Prong and bezel settings offer timeless elegance.
  • Modern: Halo and pavé settings provide a contemporary look.
  • Vintage: Consider intricate designs with milgrain details or filigree work.

Maintenance and Durability

  • Ease of Maintenance: Bezel and channel settings require less upkeep.
  • Durability: Consider the strength of the setting, especially if you plan to wear the ring daily. The bezel setting is often considered the strongest and most secure option for daily wear, as it fully encloses the diamond, providing maximum protection against impacts and reducing the risk of loss.

The Importance of Quality and Craftsmanship in Diamond Ring Settings

When choosing a diamond ring setting, it's crucial to look beyond the surface design and consider the underlying quality and craftsmanship. These elements are fundamental in ensuring that your ring stands the test of time, both in durability and beauty.

High-Quality Materials

  • Durability: Opting for premium metals like platinum or high-quality gold is essential for a ring that can endure daily wear and tear. These materials offer strength and resistance to scratches and dents, preserving the ring's integrity over time.
  • Brilliance: The choice of high-grade diamonds and gemstones is equally important. Superior quality stones retain their sparkle and clarity, ensuring that your ring continues to dazzle for years to come.

Expert Craftsmanship

  • Precision: The expertise of skilled jewelers is evident in the precise setting of each diamond. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that the stone is securely held in place, minimizing the risk of loss or damage.
  • Attention to Detail: True craftsmanship extends beyond the setting. It encompasses the overall finish, polish, and intricate design details that distinguish a truly exceptional ring.
  • Customization: The ability to customize the setting according to your preferences is a hallmark of expert craftsmanship. This personalized approach allows you to create a ring that not only fits your style but also enhances the natural beauty of the diamond.

Custom Design Experience at N.T. Ferro Jewelers

Our team at N.T. Ferro Jewelers specializes in custom-designed jewelry, allowing you to create a setting that perfectly matches your vision. Our process involves:

  • Consultation: Understanding your preferences and style.
  • Design: Sketching and 3D modeling to visualize the ring.
  • Craftsmanship: Expert artisans meticulously craft your ring with attention to detail.


Selecting the right diamond ring setting is a personal journey that requires careful consideration of various factors. At N.T. Ferro Jewelers, we're dedicated to helping you find a setting that not only showcases the beauty of your diamond but also suits your lifestyle and personal style. Visit us to explore our collection and embark on the journey to create your perfect diamond ring.