The tension setting is named for the tension of the metal band that secures the diamond in place; the result is that the diamond appears suspended between the two sides of the shank.
With the help of lasers used to calibrate the exact dimensions of the diamond, the jeweler expertly cuts tiny grooves into the sides of the band, or shank, so that the diamond, or other precious stone, is literally held by the pressure of the custom-designed metal band pushing into the sides of the stone.
Tension-style settings feature a comparable look of diamond suspension but are less expensive and complicated to make. The tension-style settings add an extra dose of security since they employ a prong or bezel setting on the side or underneath the diamond to anchor the diamond firmly in place.
Pros of a Tension Setting
Securely holds the diamond in place
Offers an unique appearance
Enhances light reflection, due to minimal metal surrounding the diamond
Provides a modern, stylish look
Requires less maintenance than a prong setting
The most accurate way to determine ring size is to have your partners ring finger measured by a professional jeweler. But if thats not possible, dont be concerned. There are other approaches you can take. Ask your partners parents or close friends about her ring size. Or, try borrowing one of your partners existing rings. Using our online ring sizing guide, youll be able to determine the ring size she wears. Our online ring sizing guide contains some additional hints on ring size. And if you contact us (Engagement Rings Singapore), were happy to provide extra guidance or send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer. Keep in mind that if you purchase a ring that does not fit correctly, well gladly resize it for you for free within 30 days.
The ultimate classic, and with good reason. A solitaire ring is a single stone ring (sometimes with an embellished band). These rings are all about the rock, so investing in a quality gemstone is key. Look out for the prongs too – how the stone is held in the ring, whether it’s six-prong (as above) or four or three – this tends to be a distinguishing feature when you’re deciding between two solitaire settings.
Does your partner love all things romantic and vintage? Consider ring settings that feature milgrain details, filigree or scrollwork patterns, intricate galleries, or dainty bands. View our diamond engagement rings featured in our Antique Inspired Collection. Or, if your partner loves unique one-of-a-kind items from the past, consider an authentic antique engagement ring. Brilliant Earth has one of the largest online collections of antique rings, and it is constantly being refreshed.
While we firmly believe an engagement rings worth comes from the meaning behind it, money does play a major role in determining which ring to propose with. Deciding on a budget early can allow you to fully explore all your options when it comes to center gem characteristics and ring designs. There is no hard and fast rule about how much you should spend on an engagement ring, other than that you should spend what feels comfortable for you. We can assist you in finding a diamond or other gemstone that balances size with quality at a price that works within your budget, and can tell you about lab-created diamonds, which can be a budget-friendly option. You can also consider a variety of flexible payment options, including bank wire, layaway, and financing.
Diamonds are cut into ten standard shapes, and round is by far the most common choice, making up 75% of all diamond purchases. In part because theyre so popular, round diamonds cost more than other shapes. In fact, you can save up to 40% by choosing a non-round diamond. Some non-round shapes that are also very popular, but less pricey, are the princess cut (which is square) and the cushion cut (somewhere in between a round and a square, featuring softly tapered edges).