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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