Bezel set rings are beloved for their sleek design and modern curves. This distinctive diamond setting is stunning when featured at the center of an engagement ring, but also looks utterly unique when used in accent stones and wedding bands.
What is a bezel setting?
A bezel setting surrounds the gem’s girdle (its widest point) with a thin band of precious metal to create a perfectly smooth edge and keep the gem secure.
Bezel Setting Vs. Prong Setting
Rather than surrounding the gemstone in precious metal, prong settings hold the diamond in place with either bead, peg, or claw prongs. The prong is notched at the gem’s girdle to secure it in place. Since prong set styles use less precious metal to hold the gemstone in place, more light filters through the diamond. This causes prong set diamonds to appear more brilliant than bezel set diamonds. Solitaire prong settings tend to be less expensive than solitaire bezel settings since less metal is used.
Prong settings leave the diamond more exposed, so if you live an active lifestyle your diamond might be at a higher risk of getting damaged.
Bezel settings leave the diamond completely wrapped in metal, keeping it very secure. Although less light reaches the diamond in a bezel setting, a band of lustrous precious metal may make your gemstone appear larger.
Advantages of bezel settings
If you live a highly active lifestyle, or work in an environment where your ring is likely to get bumped often, bezel settings are a great choice! A stone held in a bezel setting is less likely to get loose and fall out, making this setting an excellent choice for active people.
Bezel setting can also be great at hiding a gemstone’s visible defects, such as chips or inclusions. If you are opting for a softer gemstone, such as an opal or emerald, a bezel setting will protect them from scratches and chips better than a prong setting would.
These settings also offer versatility in style. They’re especially great if you love modern engagement rings, but you want a ring with a bit of vintage flair. Choosing a bezel setting with light-reflecting milgrain detailing can add a touch of old world charm. If you want something a bit more glamorous, you could choose a bezel setting with diamond accents. Semi-bezel rings—featuring a bezel that does not surround the entire circumference of the gemstone— are also secure and create gorgeous, flowing styles.
Bezel Set Engagement Rings
This beautiful modern ring features a bezel set center gem with a sleek band for a contemporary look.
Alvadora Diamond Ring
This truly exceptional vintage-inspired ring features a bezel set center gem surrounded by lavishly detailed latticework and a halo of shimmering diamonds.
This romantic rose cut diamond solitaire evokes a vintage yet timeless feel. A popular style during the Georgian and Victorian eras, rose cut diamonds feature a flat base and multi-faceted crown.
Malia Diamond Ring
An intricate halo of pavé-set diamonds embraces and accentuates the center bezel set fancy shaped gem of this brilliant modern style ring. Diamond accents on the band and a chic open gallery add a truly dazzling effect.
Petite Semi-Bezel Ring
Modern and graceful, this ring features a thin band that tapers into a smooth semi-bezel setting. The bezel arc forms around the East and West sides of the center gem, showing off the diamond’s brilliant facets.
Slightly lofted within an intricate milgrained halo for a brilliant sparkle, this striking ring features a gorgeous bezel set center gem. The distinctive and beautifully detailed gallery lends exceptional appeal.
This dazzling three stone ring features rose cut diamonds, creating a vintage-inspired yet timeless look.
Bezel Set Wedding and Anniversary Rings
Luxe Solstice Eternity Diamond Ring
Round bezel set diamonds encircle the finger in this glamorous band. Milgrain detailing adds another dimension of interest, making for a timeless look.
Petite Ivy Scroll Diamond Ring
Swirling vines of precious metal and bezel set diamonds wrap around the finger in this delicate wedding band.
Bezel Diamond Ring Stack
This modern ring stack features three bezel set rings with a princess, round, and pear shaped diamond for a chic and contemporary look.
Quintessa Diamond Ring
Five bezel set round brilliant diamonds are encircled by glittering pavé diamond accents in this striking ring.
Whether you’re attracted to bezel settings for their sleek and modern appearance, or you prefer them for practical reasons, there’s no doubt that these rings are striking! Let us know what style is your favorite on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.