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A Guide To: Engagement Ring Settings And Styles

Nelson craftsman stone setting precious emerald into a 18 karat gold diamond semi mounted fine jewellery ring

There are many different types of settings techniques available, to secure and set loose diamonds and gems.  By combining metal type and gemstones shape, different setting plays a crucial role in show casting your gemstones to its best.  Here are a list of some of the common and beautiful settings. 

18K White Yellow Rose Gold Diamond Engagement Semi-Mount Ring (Prong Setting)

Prong Setting

The prong setting is also known as the claw setting. This is a classic setting for a diamond engagement ring.  It securely held a single gemstone on top of the ring, with four or six prongs.   This setting allows light to travel through the diamond, maximizing it's luster and beauty.  Prong setting is also suitable for almost all shape of gemstones.

18K White Yellow Rose Gold Channel Set Diamond Mounting Ring

Channel Setting

When setting a row of gemstones, the best way to present them is to set gemstones closely together at the sides of the band or entire band into a groove or channel between two vertical metal walls.  So that girdle is protected and table of the gemstones will create a sparkling row that's flush with the shank.

18K White Yellow Rose Gold Diamond Engagement Bezel Set Ring

Bezel Setting

The Bezel setting can be full or partial, it embraced a center gemstone with a thin rim of metal custom made to hold the stone at the girdle and tightly in place.  The bezel setting can be customized according to the shape of your chosen stone.

18K White Gold Engagement Diamond Ring Mount Set (Pave)

Pave Setting

The pavé setting, pronounced "pa-vay," is derived from the French word "to pave,".  Small diamond and gemstones are set in a tiny drilled hole into the band and secure them with minimal visibility of small beads or mini-prong.  It gives an uninterrupted diamond in the band and adds overall brilliance and beauty.

18K White Gold Engagement Illusion Diamond Luxury Ring Mount

Halo Setting

The halo setting features a single row of small accent diamond surrounding a center stone.  It gives the center stone a larger look and enhances the overall appearance of your ring.  If you want to make a statement, you can opt for double or triple halo designs. As each halos, add extra glitz and glimmer to any ring.

Vision By Nelson Jewellery

Invincible Setting

“VISION” technology, one of our patented stone setting technology, is the breakthrough of traditional invisible setting technique.   With the precision calculations and highly-automated setting processes, the brilliant gem stones of the “VISION” collection are locked punctually and firmly on the exact position inside the karat gold or platinum frame.  The “VISION” technology does not only improve the durability of the jewellery items, but also gives flexibility in size alterations.  For more information, please contact our representative for details.

[nelsn] Collection By Nelson Jewellery

Nelsn Setting

[nelsn], a jewelry collection, made by a patented stone setting technology especially for round diamonds invented by Nelson. It allows each diamond sitting next to each other, showing a perfect round shape with an unprecedented bright light.  Please feel free to contact our representative for details.


If you are unsure about your ring size, please refer to our ring size guide.


After you've decided on a setting, you can find different design of diamond ring mounting here.


Get in touch with one of our experts if you want to choose an exquisite diamond/gemstone for your ring. Nelson Jewellery has a showroom located in Hong Kong (Book an Appointment). We’d love to meet you there.