Setting diamonds separately between vertical bars of metal is another way to set precious stones.
Bar settings are similar to channel settings, but the difference is that channel settings enclose the diamond on all sides whereas the bar setting leaves the diamond exposed on two sides, held in place by the metal bars that secure the stones on the other two sides.
This setting can compliment a center stone or stand alone for an impressive wedding band or stackable ring. See the photo below of a bar-set eternity band.
Pros of a Bar Setting
Offers better visibility to diamonds than a channel setting (due to less metal)
Functions as a stackable ring, simple band or one with a stunning center stone
Securely holds stones in place with metal bars
Amplifies sparkle as stones are more exposed
The most accurate way to determine ring size is to have your partner’s ring finger measured by a professional jeweler. But if that’s not possible, don’t be concerned. There are other approaches you can take. Ask your partner’s parents or close friends about her ring size. Or, try borrowing one of your partner’s existing rings. Using our online ring sizing guide, you’ll be able to determine the ring size she wears. Our online ring sizing guide contains some additional hints on ring size. And if you contact us (Wedding Bands Singapore), we’re happy to provide extra guidance or send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer. Keep in mind that if you purchase a ring that does not fit correctly, we’ll gladly resize it for you for free within 30 days.
Classic Ring Styles
These engagement ring styles are the ones you’ll find in almost any jewellery shop you walk into. Classic in this context doesn’t mean boring or basic, these ring styles are versatile, timeless and work with a variety of different gemstones, shapes of stone, and metals, and may overlap into more unusual vintage or contemporary ring settings. Three, four or five stone rings are all really popular settings. With a three-stone setting the centre stone can be a little larger flanked by two accent gems, or all three stones will be similarly sized.
Does your beloved appreciate a modern, fashion-forward style? Look at sculptural rings – rings that experiment with non-traditional forms. Consider a bezel setting – a thin metal band that hugs the diamond all the way around its girdle. If she wants to forgo the traditional center diamond altogether, consider a wide band ring with beautiful detail. Add sparkle with diamond or gemstone accents.
While we firmly believe an engagement ring’s worth comes from the meaning behind it, money does play a major role in determining which ring to propose with. Deciding on a budget early can allow you to fully explore all your options when it comes to center gem characteristics and ring designs. There is no hard and fast rule about how much you “should” spend on an engagement ring, other than that you should spend what feels comfortable for you. We can assist you in finding a diamond or other gemstone that balances size with quality at a price that works within your budget, and can tell you about lab-created diamonds, which can be a budget-friendly option. You can also consider a variety of flexible payment options, including bank wire, layaway, and financing.
Diamonds are cut into ten standard shapes, and round is by far the most common choice, making up 75% of all diamond purchases. In part because they’re so popular, round diamonds cost more than other shapes. In fact, you can save up to 40% by choosing a non-round diamond. Some non-round shapes that are also very popular, but less pricey, are the princess cut (which is square) and the cushion cut (somewhere in between a round and a square, featuring softly tapered edges).