Women's wedding rings come in many designs, making for endless pairing possibilities. This guide will help you find the perfect match to symbolize your love and commitment. There are many different styles of wedding rings to choose from, including micro-set wedding ring, channel set wedding ring or even grain set wedding ring.
MICRO SET DIAMONDS
The micro setting, also known as the micro-prong setting, involves multiple small diamonds that are secured in place by small (micro) prongs. Similar to the pave setting, micro set diamonds give an encrusted look and add more sparkle to the overall design of the ring. Micro set wedding rings have grown in popularity and are one of the most sought wedding ring styles today. The tiny little diamonds set into the metal create a delicate, petite and sparkling appearance that catches the eye and stands out. Consisting of dozens of tiny diamonds set around the band of the ring, micro set wedding rings are highly eye-catching and dazzle with a lot of sparkle, fire and scintillation.
GRAIN SET DIAMONDS
Grain setting is a technique in which diamonds are placed on part or all of the band, giving the illusion that the band is made up of diamonds. These small diamonds are held in place by tiny prongs, which are also called beads. They are nearly invisible, and keep the diamonds set extremely close together. With the tiny beads of metal surrounding the diamonds, there is no gap between the stones visible, so the ring appears to be solid, as though it were encrusted by the diamonds. This gives this ring a very flashy, shiny appearance that works well for those who prefer glamorous jewellery.
CHANNEL SET DIAMONDS
Channel setting is a technique in which diamonds are placed into a channel, or groove, in a band. Instead of tiny prongs holding the diamonds in place, the diamonds are literally embedded into the band, and are held in place by the channel walls and each other. This is a popular method for rings that are stacked, like wedding sets. The diamonds are frequently described as looking like they are floating in the ring, because small gaps can be seen surrounding the stones where there are no metal prongs, such as in the grain setting. This often gives this type of ring a more subtle, timeless appearance.
Choosing the wedding band that works best for your bride-to-be's style will be a totally personal matter. Both channel set diamonds and grain set diamonds can look modern or vintage, as both have a timeless appeal. For many buyers, the band they choose will often be the one that comes paired with the engagement ring that they prefer best.
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