The Engagement Ring Files: Bezel Setting

November 15, 2017 Allison Bray

Ring pictured: Jack Turner Diamond and Silver Engagement Ring

Welcome to the engagement ring files. During this series we’re investigating what you need to know about the various engagement ring setting options. Today we’re highlighting bezel set rings.
A bezel is a traditional way of setting a gemstone into a ring. This style was very popular up until the late nineteenth century, when it was eclipsed by more opulent settings. 
But the bezel was not to be beaten! It made a comeback in the nineties and is now the ideal engagement ring choice for those who like their jewellery neat, streamlined and practical. 

What does a bezel set ring look like?

In a bezel ring setting, the gem is held within a metal band and the top of the gem sits in line with the top of this band. 
It is possible to have a full bezel setting, where the band goes all the way around the gemstone and only the top is visible, or a partial bezel, where two sides of the gem remain visible. 

Is a bezel set engagement ring right for you?

Though bezel settings have a long history, they are now considered very modern looking. The clean lines of a bezel set ring fit well into the minimal aesthetic, making these kinds of engagement rings the perfect choice for you if you prefer simple, no-fuss jewellery.
There are also some very practical benefits of this kind of engagement ring. A bezel setting keeps gemstones very well protected, and will also prevent them from catching on things. This is an ideal choice for people who play a lot of sports or work with their hands a lot.
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