If you’re customizing jewelry and have already chosen your preferred style of diamond, it is time you make it to the next level—choosing a setting. While there are many setting to choose from, this post will guide you all about bezel setting—the pros and cons, the various types, and the best time to choose this setting.
In a bezel setting, the diamond is enclosed around a strip of metal. The metal acts as a collar that wraps around the rim of the stone, preventing it from being dislodged. This setting is the most secure in terms of protecting the diamond from blows, or any other accidental rubs or scratches.
There are two types of bezel settings, namely full bezel and half/partial/semi bezel settings. We’ll discuss both here.
Full bezel setting is the traditional setting which covers the diamond from all sides. This setting provides maximum protection to the stone.
As the name implies, this setting incorporates only a portion of the diamond edges covered with the metal. The advantage of choosing this style is that it doesn’t hide as much of the stone than it would in a full bezel, and the diamond can be cleaned more easily in this setting.
The setting should be chosen depending on the usage of the jewelry item. If you’re customizing a diamond pendant, ring, earrings or bracelet which will be used by the wearer on a regular basis, then you need to use the bezel setting. They are great for people who are active or have a job where they require using their hands or where there may be a risk of scratches or the diamond being hit and dislodged.
If your diamond has visible inclusions or chips on the edges (maybe your grandmother handed you down the loose stone), you can hide these and still ensure that your diamond looks great set in the jewelry by using the bezel setting.
The bezel style dates back to historic times. If you, or your loved one for whom you’re buying the jewelry, have a soft spot for all things traditional, then the bezel style may be the right choice. You have the option to choose between the full bezel and partial bezel styles, and your jeweler will guide you on the best options in either case.
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