Know Everything About Floating Diamond Tension Set Rings
It is widely
accepted that tension
settings for rings is a new technique but in reality the concept
has been used for more than 40 years.
diamond rings are created by a combination of special alloys and
using a highly skilled technique which allows the metal to
effectively retain its memory.
treatment is used to harden the ring band which leaves the metal with
a spring; this spring allows the metal to grip the
diamond (or any stone) without the need for claws or a bezel. The
stone is pressed in between the two ends of the ring and the diamond
girdle fits into a section of the setting known as a seat.
diamonds are often more secure in a tension
setting as the seat can often cover more of the diamond than a
typical claw set ring. Unlike prong mounts the entire setting in a
tension set ring has to be prised away from the stone for you to
Think of the
setting as a shock
absorber unusual stress or pressure can cause the setting
to part but as soon as the pressure is taken away the engineered
metal springs back to its original position.
significant advantage of having your ring
tension set this way is the effect that it can have on the
stone. In some cases the colour of the stone is enhanced by up to 2
grades. The brilliance of the stone is maximised by the fact that the
light can enter the ring from every angle and every direction.
The other myth
that we should expel now is that tension set rings cannot be altered!
This is not so&ldots;..Tension
set rings can easily be adapted to accommodate a stone which is
one size up or one size down