Rings for men may not be as extravagant or over the top like women’s rings, but they can be as stylish and as fashionable.
They usually come in plain, one metal wedding bands, but men’s engagement rings can look unique with a few additions and customisations. Some of the characteristics that you may be looking for a men’s ring are elegance, style, and a hint of masculinity.
Here are some of the most popular men’s ring settings for both traditional and contemporary ones.
The Channel Setting
Among the different types of men’s ring setting, the Channel setting is one of the most popular. This type of diamond setting has two metal channels that hold a diamond or a row of diamonds placed in the middle or go all the way around the ring.
The channel setting exudes manly elegance as well as a clean contemporary look, perfect for the man who loves modern style.
The Bezel Setting
Bezel setting is one of the oldest types of men’s ring setting and it’s making a comeback. A bezel or piece of metal acts as a protective buffer for the diamond. Bezels may either be scalloped, straightened or moulded in edges to accommodate the stone.
In its finished state, it can make a small diamond appear bigger. With its slightly modern look, men who love both old and new will love this style.
The Tension Setting
Think of it as the male counterpart of the popular Tiffany-style for women. Typical diamond rings use prongs and claws to hold the diamond in place. On the other hand, tension setting uses a small opening to hold the diamond. The design itself serves as the mechanism that locks the diamond in place. It makes the design something special. To the eye, it looks like the diamond is “floating” between the two sides. It allows you to fully appreciate the diamond because it’s free from claws from top to bottom.
The Gypsy Setting
The gypsy setting is also known for its few other names such as “Shot setting”, “Burnish setting”, “Flush mount setting”, or “Hammer-style”. It might look similar to the bezel type at first glance, but the gypsy set differs by the way the diamond is set. Instead of a metal wrapping around the diamond centre, the gem is sunk into the band.
This type of ring is perfect for men who are looking for a diamond ring that is more traditional looking with a little bit of character.
The Bead and Pave Setting
The bead set is made by making impressions into the band where the diamond will be placed and is surrounded by beads to keep it in place. Pave setting is a variation of bead setting where the gemstones are arranged in fields, covering a wide span of the band’s space.
The way the beads and diamonds are aligned blends well with the overall look of the ring, breathtakingly beautiful.
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