Peter would be honoured to help you design the perfect engagement ring. Whether you are planning a surprise, or are looking for inspiration together, he is here to help! With so many styles to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily Peter has over 35 year’s experience and loves nothing more than matching his customers with the perfect one-of-a-kind ring.

Some points to keep in mind…

  • Diamond shape/cut, size and clarity (see our Diamond Information page)
  • What type of gold/metal (choose from yellow, white, rose or a combination)
  • Budget
  • Lifestyle
P.S Boys, if you are planning a surprise proposal, have a look at her other jewellery and rings to get an idea of her style and ring size. We are proud of our after-sales service and look forward to spoiling you with free lifetime cleaning of your rings and complimentary valuation certificates. Please phone or email to book your consultation.

Ring Settings

Bezel Setting

With a Bezel setting, a rim holds the stone and surrounds the gem. Bezels can have straight edges, scalloped edges, or can be molded into any shape to accommodate the stone. It can wrap all the way around the stone or only partially surround it, depending on the style of the ring. This type of diamond ring setting is good for protecting the stone and often makes it look larger..

Prong setting

The most common type of setting style, especially for solitaire rings, is the prong setting which holds your stone securely while still allowing a good deal of light to enter your diamond or gemstone. To increase this effect, the centre stone is sometimes raised above the shank, to give it a larger, more important appearance. The prongs are attached to the central setting of a ring, known as the head or basket. Each prong extends upward and outward from the head, gripping the diamond with an arch at the top.

Pavé setting

Similar to channel setting, a pave ring setting has a band that is covered with dozens of tiny diamonds – so much so that the metal band barely shows through. The difference is that these diamonds are often very small and held in place with small prongs or beads. The result is a band that looks almost like it’s made entirely of diamonds

Bar setting

Similar to a channel setting, a bar setting uses a thin bar of u- or v-shaped metal to hold diamonds or gemstones in place on two sides. When there is a series of stones set next to each other using this technique, you will see a narrow bar between each one. Similar to the Channel setting, this type of setting is also most commonly used in anniversary and wedding bands.

Invisible setting

Invisibly set gemstones sit very close together with their metal settings hidden underneath. So you see a continuous, uninterrupted surface of diamonds or gemstones. This type of setting is a great way to showcase the brilliance of princess cut diamonds.

Channel setting

In a channel setting, diamond(s) or gemstone(s) are set flush between two strips of metal that holds them in place side by side with no additional prongs between the stones. This type of setting protects the edge, or girdle, of the gemstone, and is a very secure setting. Channel-set gemstones provide a smooth setting making them less likely to get snagged on hair or clothing. This setting is most frequently used for wedding and anniversary bands.

Cluster setting

When diamonds or gemstones are set close together in a group, the result is known as a cluster setting. Sometimes the stones can be arranged in the form of a stylized flower, or just in an abstract arrangement. Cluster rings are usually multi-level, with considerable height above the hand.

Tension setting

This sleek, modern diamond ring setting uses pressure to hold a stone between two open ends of a metal mounting, creating the illusion that the stone is floating. This setting is a beautiful choice for any bride-to-be who appreciates modern, cutting edge style.