Choosing A Setting For Your Eternity Diamond Wedding Band
By Ashley Bailey , Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The simple gold wedding bands that our parents and grandparents used to exchange their vows are largely a thing of the past—21st century brides want wedding bands as unique and special as their relationships. Diamond wedding bands
, with their huge possibilities for variation and customization, are the modern way to celebrate the beginning of a marriage. After all, as the old saying goes, “diamonds are forever.”
If you are choosing a diamond wedding band, there are so many options available that it can seem overwhelming. Should you choose a scattered-diamond band or a five-stone diamond wedding band? A full or partial eternity band? Round or princess-cut diamonds?
Regardless of which diamond wedding band style you choose, you should look at many setting styles, in order to determine which one best suits your preferences and lifestyle. All these diamond wedding bands are so gorgeous that its easy to get carried away by the first one you see—but it’s smarter to look at each one carefully and make an informed decision. Take into account factors like whether you plan to wear your diamond wedding band every day, how comfortable you are wearing rings in general, and of course, your budget.
All the same setting styles that are used for solitaire diamond rings
are also used for diamond wedding bands. You might want to echo the setting style of your engagement ring or go in a completely new direction when you choose your wedding ring. For more about each style, research the settings used for engagement solitaires
One of the most popular setting styles across the board is the bead diamond setting. In a diamond wedding band, this setting allows the jeweler to use smaller stones without losing the full brilliant impact of a ring completely encrusted in diamonds. The small metal beads that hold the diamonds in place add visual contrast to the look.
A channel setting is especially popular for diamond wedding bands
like eternity rings, because the two bands surrounding the channel hold the diamonds securely while creating a look of uninterrupted brilliance. Channel settings can be used with many diamond shapes
, but this diamond wedding band utilizes baguettes for a uniquely faceted look.
There are many prong setting styles available for diamond wedding bands, from ultra-simple minimalist prong styles, to styles that incorporate the prongs and the base into a cohesive design element. This U-prong eternity ring merges functionality and style into a diamond wedding band that is both eye-catching and timeless.
The bezel setting is not often used in diamond wedding bands, but when it is incorporated into a simple but interesting take on the classic eternity band. The separate bezel settings are connected to form a setting that highlights the beauty of each individual stone while simultaneously transforming them into a cohesive ring.
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