Choosing the right silver ring setting for you

Silver RingThe setting that holds the gemstone(s) in our sterling silver rings, silver earrings, silver necklaces and silver bracelets has a lot to do with what makes that particular design stand out to each individual.

It is important for us here at Silver Supermarket to know that you are completely confident when purchasing your silver ring. We hope you find the following information helpful.

1. Bezel setting: The raised metal lip surrounds the gemstone offering much more protection and durability. This simple yet sleek setting is very popular with men’s rings or softer gemstones like ammolite. Half-bezel settings are also available.

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2. Cluster setting: Describes a group of smaller stones usually round or oval in shape clustered together at the focal point creating the illusion of one larger gemstone. Cubic Zirconia (crystal) is a very popular and affordable choice for cluster rings creating what looks like large diamonds.

3. Channel setting: A channel is carved in to the sterling silver jewellery where several smaller stones of equal size are then suspended between. A very secure way for setting a gemstone however less light is captured because fewer facets are exposed.

4. Pave setting: Consists of many small gemstones covering an entire area. Each individual stone is held in place by prongs however they are very small and hard to see. This setting is sometimes complimented by a larger prong set gemstone such as a cubic zirconia on top of the pave setting.

5. Prong setting: The most common and preferred setting used today consisting of 4-8 metal tips that bend around the gemstone holding it in place and allowing it to catch the light to the gemstones best advantage. Cubic Zirconia brings the beauty of diamond to this popular style of setting for a more affordable budget. This timeless and classic prong setting is a great choice for all sterling silver jewellery.

6. Tension setting: Used only with stronger metals where two sides of the metal press the gemstone to hold it in place. Groves are often cut into the side of the metal to create more stability.