Elements of the Ring
The diamond will most likely account for most of the overall cost of the ring. Educating yourself on the four Cs will ensure the making of an informed decision.
The setting, also referred to as the head, is the part that holds the diamond in place and is manufactured to fit the size and shape of the diamond you choose. The two main types are either prong or bezel settings. With round diamonds, you will have an option of either four or six-prong. A four-prong setting shows a bit more diamond, while a six-prong setting offers a slight security advantage.
The band, also referred to as the engagement ring setting, is available in a variety of styles from the classic solitaire to diamond accented styles. Your choices of metals are 14k white or yellow gold, 18k white or yellow gold, platinum, rose gold and palladium . Some engagement settings are also available in two-tone.