TYPES OF TENNIS BRACELET SETTINGS
A diamond tennis bracelet is classical, classy, elegant and always in style.
But what are the different types of settings?
One of our most popular settings, precious metal prongs hold each diamond securely in place.
This setting style features two, three or four prongs which caress each stone.
This encourages light into and around each diamond to accentuate it's brilliance and sparkle.
Another variation is the shared prong setting, usually used to hold pairs of slightly smaller diamonds in place.
Sometimes referred to as a rubover setting, each diamond is encircled by the chosen precious metal.
Each narrow metal rim provides extra security and robustness, although inevitably reduces the amount of light entering and refracting from the diamond.
It does however make the bracelet appear slightly wider overall than a similar carat weight prong setting.
If the bracelet is going to be worn regularly then the bezel setting makes an ideal choice.
Essentially similar to the prong setting, the claw setting features claw like metal prongs that securely grip each diamond.
Usually each diamond is held in place by a total of four claws.
As with the prong setting, plenty of light is able to enter in and around each diamond thereby maximising radiance and glimmer.
Both classical and modern, the channel setting holds each diamond in place within two rows of precious metal.
Sitting within a slightly grooved channel, each diamond snuggles up close to it's neighbour. This creates the impression of a continuous line of diamonds.
This setting allows a reasonable amount of light to reflect off each stone while providing elevated security.