Want to know everything about getting a tension set diamond
engagement ring before you purchase it?
Guide to Tension Set Rings
settings are the ultimate in contemporary engagement ring design:
they are also known as 'floating diamonds', or 'suspended diamonds',
appear magically suspended in their settings. Tension
set diamond engagement rings are known for their stunning beauty
and these rings have been a favorite among online customers.
in the late 1960s, and from the early 1990's tension setting methods
were improved by using a special mixture of heat treated alloys to
create "springiness" to hold the ring in place. Rather than
prongs, the entire band of the ring acts as two large prongs to hold
the stone in place, usually with small carved niches that fit around
the stone's girdle. With a tensile strength of 65-95 pounds, the
stone is held securely in place with a unique floating appearance
Only hard gemstones may be tension mounted: rubies, sapphires,
moissanite, cubic zirconia, and of course diamonds.
setting use the special metallurgical method, the tension of the
shank can be expected to last for many hundreds of years before some
loss of pressure may be experienced. Look for online stores that
sells only tension set rings
that have been manufactured using special heat treated alloys to
ensure the longevity of the ring and setting.
Are they Safe?
many couples are concerned about the security of tension settings
since the stone is only held in place through two points of contact
rather than the more typical four or six with prong settings, or even
full contact settings such as flush or bezel designs. Because of the
high pressure mounting, tensions set diamonds are considered to be
secured as providing a tighter, stronger fit. Additional restrains
upon the shank dictate that the mounting must be at least as wide as
the gemstone, further protecting the stone from being snagged or
chipped. When purchasing a tension set ring, ensure that you
investigate the merchant and their policies carefully before
committing to a purchase.
Tension Settings Allow Floating Diamond Engagement Rings
Diamond" refers to diamonds that are literally suspended
within the ring setting so they appear to float in place rather than
be held by numerous prongs or channels. More the light entering into
the diamond, it translates into greater brilliance or fire coming
from the diamond. In addition
to setting variations, floating diamond rings can also incorporate
many other design elements to create stunning rings any woman will adore.
diamond engagement rings are stunning illusions of light and
sparkle reminiscent of classic designs but incorporating a
distinctive modern flair. With many styles available, any bride-to-be
will be floating on air even as a luxurious diamond floats above her finger.