There are so many things to think about when choosing the right engagement or wedding ring. It can all be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. In the case of an engagement ring (and some wedding rings), it is important to consider how the ring setting will either showcase or detract from centre stone, as in the case of a solitaire diamond ring.
In this series of posts, our jeweller, Khay Amani, will take you through the most popular ring settings to help you decide which one is right for you.
Channel-Set Diamond Rings
The channel setting is one of the more popular and modern setting types used in eternity and wedding ring designs. The channel setting allows the use of a variety of diamonds, from round brilliant and princess-cut, to baguette and emerald-cut stones. The diamonds are placed in a metal channel, side by side in a row, and are secured by hammering the upper sides of the channel walls to ensure the diamonds are held tightly. As a result, the diamonds sit flush with the metal and require no prongs, which means that this setting does not catch or pull. The channel setting is low-maintenance and does a good job of protecting the diamonds because they sit within the channel and are not exposed.
A channel-set wedding ring is ideal for someone who frequently wears delicate clothing, or who works with their hands. A full row of princess diamonds and/or gemstones with no metal in-between is carries a great impact and is a superb choice for when you want the most bang for your buck.
K. Amani Fine Jeweller in Auckland, NZ offers a wide range of channel-set wedding rings. Channel set rings are also one our most common custom-designed wedding ring options. Our customers frequently request stones other than just diamonds in the channel – for instance, rubies, sapphires, or emeralds, often interspersed with diamonds.
Often our customers may have inherited a diamond ring that they would like to turn into a ring that matches their style. In the case of a ring with lots of diamonds, instead of placing all of those stones directly around the centre stone, as in the case of a halo, the diamonds may be able to be set into a channel to create a brand new look and feel. That’s the beauty of being able to custom-design your own engagement and wedding rings, and K. Amani Fine Jeweller is an expert at providing you the friendliest and best possible service when designing custom.