WEDDING RING SETTINGS
Historically, wedding bands were simple hoops of gold that a woman wore on her finger. But since the early 20th century, the idea of studding a wedding band with diamonds has taken off as an extremely popular choice when it comes to this important half of the bridal set. Women who enjoy having diamonds that complement her engagement ring's stones and men who appreciate the sparkle of diamonds have quite a few options today, and a jeweler like Rogers Jewelry Co. has the collections that will speak to your personal aesthetic.
However, wedding ring settings can be a confusing topic, and many jewelry shoppers aren't sure of the terminology and styles used by designers. But to help, we're going to elucidate the topic of wedding ring settings!
Pave Wedding BandsPave-set stones are those that are closely packed together. They're set in a piece of jewelry in such a way that their prongs are difficult to see, creating a "paved" appearance. The benefit of a pave wedding band is that it's difficult to see where the diamonds end. The endless glitter on the wedding band is a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty of a white diamond. Plus, when a designer creates shapes like petals, flowers, and stars on a wedding band, the best way to make them stand out is by accenting them with dozens of diamonds that fit together.
Channel Wedding BandsWe adore channel-set wedding bands, and we're not alone in this. The channel setting is an ultramodern look and many women choose channel-set jewelry to have something that's truly distinct from vintage looks.
However, while you may imagine that the channels that hold diamonds are pretty exclusively horizontal, many of the designers we showcase at Rogers Jewelry Co. offer vertical or diagonal channels, giving the look just that much more pop. Plus, as a very gender-neutral style, men’s channel bands are available too. Check out the black diamond wedding bands that we showcase to get an idea of how this might look on your hand.
Prong Wedding BandsWhen you think "prongs," you may be thinking about the prongs that hold a center stone in an engagement ring. But in the case of wedding bands, it refers to several jewels on the circumference of the band.
Similar to the pave style, the prong wedding band features multiple jewels held by points of metal, but here, the prongs are part of the artistry: Visible prongs add a geometric beauty to the band, and the visible metal can complement the jewels being used. We say "jewels" because the designers we showcase don't just put diamonds in prongs. Whether you like the elegance of emerald or the oceanic blue of sapphires, prongs show them off exceptionally well.
Eternity Wedding BandsUnlike the other styles we've mentioned here, the phrase " eternity wedding band" doesn't specifically refer to a way of setting stones. On the contrary, an eternity band is one in which the jewels in the band circle around the entire circumference of the piece. The most obvious benefit of this is that the jewels are always glittering and catching light, regardless of the position of a woman’s hand. Plus, there’s a symbolic beauty in having an “eternity” band to celebrate an eternal passion between two partners.
Here at Rogers Jewelry Co., we offer prong-, channel-, and pave-set eternity bands, as well as bezel-set diamonds that bring a touch of vintage class to contemporary design.