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Setting Techniques


One of the most satisfying aspects of purchasing a fine diamond engagement ring from Damasci is determining the ring style of your choice. There are an abundance of lovely ring collections to make your selection from, be it a stunning, classic solitaire, and a exquisite diamond halo ring or one of our richly detailed and romantic vintage collection rings to name but a few.

What ever your taste and whatever your budget, Damasci is sure to have that special diamond engagement ring perfectly suited to the lady in your life.

Mastering the exacting art of diamond setting techniques requires years of experience and our world-class artisans are highly qualified at enhancing the beauty and brilliance of your jeweled creations.

Prong Setting

Prong setting is usually referred to by jewelers as the head or top of an engagement ring mount. It is commonly crafted into a series of 3,4,5,6 or 8 prongs and then welded into place, in order to incorporate a diamond or gemstone.

Prong settings are most often employed with larger diamonds. While these settings tend to minimize the appearance of the gold or platinum used, at the same time they maximize the impact of the diamond itself, adding further to its fire and brilliance, as light travels through the stone.


Pavé Setting

Pavé refers to the French word ‘to pave’. A number of smaller diamonds set side by side creates the dramatic effect of a surface’s continuous sparkle. The diamonds are usually tightly set, with discreetly placed prongs holding them in place. The tiny prongs are sometimes referred to as beads. The diamond setter usually drills a series of small holes into the ring and the minute beads or prongs will secure each diamond or gemstone into the holes. If the stones employed are exceptionally small, this is general referred to as micro-pavé setting.

Bezel Setting

Lovely to behold, bezel settings are simplicity itself, while being highly desirable by their very nature.

A gold or platinum strip of metal embraces the stone either completely as a full or in part as a half bezel. And the bezel process actually makes the diamond appear somewhat larger. As well, all diamonds shapes can be incorporated with relative ease.

Bezel settings best suit active, on-the-go people looking to protect and secure their diamonds in a stylishly appealing yet practical way.

Channel Setting

Channel setting offers excellent protection as well as security for side diamonds in your engagement ring. The diamonds are set flush between strips of gold or platinum, which secures the stones in place without the addition of prongs.

This timeless setting technique offers a dazzling, clean look and the snagging of stones on external projections and clothing is eliminated.

Please note the channel set rings are more challenging to clean and tend to offer somewhat less dazzle than other stetting types, such as pave or open-wall.

Graponia Setting

Graponia setting refers to the intricate way a pave of glittering diamonds is hand-set into the metal of a ring. The idea is to expose as little precious metal as possible, by hand-cutting “V” shapes into the sides of the ring, creating an enchanting impression of solid diamonds. A longtime favorite of Damasci, this highly skilled technique requires many years to master.


Open-wall Setting

Open-wall setting offers wonderful diamond exposure, particular along the sides, with each stone hand-set and held in place by 4 small prongs. If you favor the most exposure of any setting, the open wall approach is the perfect one for you.


Damasci Signature - Paradise Setting

Damasci’s Paradise setting is magnificence in miniature. A uniform row of diamonds is each hand set and secured by delicate, four-clawed setting and enhanced by a row of smaller, shimmering diamonds on each side.