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When considering popular styles for Diamond Eternity bands, it's important to understand the concept of an Eternity Band - a diamond ring that showcases diamonds encircling the entire finger. Exploring the various styles of these eternity bands involves examining the different diamond settings employed.
One highly sought-after choice these days is a setting that minimizes the amount of gold on the ring. By "gold," I mean you can substitute it with platinum or any other precious metal your ring is made of. Most commonly, these options are available in platinum, yellow gold, or white gold.
Prongs serve as the delicate posts that securely hold diamonds in place, relying solely on tension instead of glue. In high-quality Diamond Jewelry, prongs are used instead of adhesive. An incorrect setting would occur when the prongs hold the diamond on both its left and right sides. A simpler alternative to these intricate settings would involve the use of four prongs, each dedicated to holding an individual stone.
The style of the Eternity Band is influenced by its design, with the diamond airline setting being the most popular choice. To create an eternity setting for diamonds or stones, an alternative approach is to incorporate basil within the frame of the precious metal, encircling the edges of each diamond completely.
The U-shaped setting is highly favored due to its resemblance to the letter "U" when viewed from the side profile. As a result, you'll notice a multitude of U's in this type of setting.
This setting resembles the letter H when viewed from the side, featuring a crossbar between the prongs, positioned just below the diamond's girdle.
Imagine a stunning arrangement where the stones or the Diamond Setter are set in a channel. Picture two walls of precious metals, solid and smooth, with a row of diamonds nestled in between. There is no metal separating each stone on the left or right side, only on the top and bottom. Each precious gem is embraced by the elegance of fine metalwork.
Factors in Diamond Shapes
The most common and popular version features round brilliant-cut diamonds. These circular-shaped diamonds are considered the basic option in today's market. The shared prong setting, commonly used by airline settings, is the most prevalent. Individual prongs dedicated to each diamond are rarely seen unless one desires a more vintage aesthetic.
Currently, among the various fancy-shaped stones, the emerald-cut diamond stands out as the most popular choice, closely followed by the oval-cut diamond.
Fancy-shaped diamonds typically have a lower per-carat price compared to round brilliant-cut diamonds. However, when it comes to crafting a diamond eternity band, sourcing identical fancy-shaped diamonds, such as the Emerald Cut or the old cuts, can be quite challenging. These shapes exhibit numerous variations.
- Some ovals appear shorter and wider, while others are longer and slimmer.
- Similarly, for rectangular Emerald Cut diamonds, one may possess an elongated shape resembling a tennis court, while another may have a slightly more squarish appearance.
In essence, the length-width ratio must remain nearly identical across the board. This is in contrast to round diamonds, where such issues do not arise.Designing a diamond eternity band is a meticulous process that requires gathering a complete row of identical diamonds. On average, about 17 diamonds are needed to achieve the desired look. It's not only crucial for them to align in terms of length and width, but also to exhibit similar color and clarity.
This careful selection and attention to detail ensure a stunning and cohesive appearance for the eternity band.If you require additional information, feel free to reach out to me via my social media accounts or by calling my telephone number. Alternatively, you can visit my website at http://www.nektanewyork.com for further details.