Settings | Tension Set Rings:
Diamond, ruby and sapphire in tension set ring is popular as
engagement setting and also as anniversary ring. The tension set ring
concept is more than 40 years old. More than 50,000 tension
setting/tension set diamond rings have been sold. Our tension set
diamond rings are manufactured by Gelin and Abaci (G.A.I.) and not by
Steven Kretchmer. There have been no known diamond losses due to
design or craftsmanship of tension set ring. Every tension set ring
is closely inspected to ensure it meets the high standards. Each
tension ring is custom made for a specific diamond size and finger
size. Each tension product is manufactured with special alloys with a
sophisticated technique which enables the metal to retain its memory.
Tension set products have anywhere from 65 to 95 pounds pressure on
the center stone.
Set Advantages: Tension
setting is a unique means of showing and selling loose diamonds.
Tension mounting is the best method of showing a stone's brilliance.
It can enhance the color as much as two grades.
Tension setting is considered to be safe or safer than a four-prong
setting. With more than 50,000 units sold, there have been no known
diamond losses due to tension set design or craftsmanship.
Set Stone Pressure:
Depending upon the style tension setting has anywhere from 65
to 95 pounds pressure on the center stone.
Set Stone Sizes:
Tension products have been manufactured for stone from 0.10 carats
to 8.0 carats.
That Can Be Tension Set:
Stones with hardness of eight and up can be set in a tension
set ring. Stones below hardness of eight like tanzanites cannot be
tension set. Rubies and sapphires as well as diamonds can be tension
set. Any stone with surface fracture is not suitable for tension set mounting.
Mounting in Tension Set Products:
Due to special memory in tension products all stones mounted
in tension set products have to be done by us (no exceptions). Any
adjustments to tension set ring has to be done by us (no exceptions).
Please allow 10 working days for gold tension products and 14 working
days for platinum tension products once we receive your stone.
Tension products are available in 14K Yellow and White Gold; 18K
Yellow and White Gold; Platinum and Platinum 18K Gold.