A prong setting - which usually has 4 or 6 prongs - is one of the most popular settings on the market, and is used for all types of faceted stones.
Similar to the Prong setting, the Shared Prong gets its name from prongs of metal placed between two stones where the same prong is holding both stones on either side of it in place.
A versatile choice used for any type of stone, the bezel setting sees the diamond set deep inside of the mounting while the metal is folded over the edge of the stone to create a strip that holds the diamond in place. This is a very secure and smooth setting style that works well for people that need to wear gloves for their occupation.
Many people believe that if you set a stone this way, it will make it look lifeless because they think it needs light to enter from the side of the stone. This is not true. A well cut stone will reflect the light from a bezel setting just as well as from prongs. It's all about the proportions and cut of the stone.
This setting utilizes essentially the same approach as the Bezel setting, except a Half Bezel is when the stone’s girdle is not fully covered. Another great option for nurses or medical professionals that wear gloves everyday.