The flush setting is also referred to as the burnish setting or the gypsy setting. But, what does this setting actually consist of? Well, a hole is drilled into the metal band, and the stone is then placed in it. After this, an expert gently hammers the metal that surrounds the stone to ensure that it is secure and neat. As a consequence of this process, a flush setting is not recommended for any of the soft stones, such as turquoise or opal, as it could cause the stone to chip or damage.
One of the great things about this setting is the excellent sense of security that comes from the fact that the diamond is flush with the metal, ensuring it is entirely protected from chipping or loss. If you have an active lifestyle, it is a good idea to consider an engagement ring with a flush setting, as you won't have to worry about the edges of the stone catching on clothes or skin.
With this type of setting, there are no limitations when it comes to the size and the shape of the zone, so long as the metal band is deep enough to accommodate it. If you opt for a stone that is bigger than 2mm, you will probably need a bezel on the ring, as this will provide enough space for the bigger diamond. This setting is better suited to round stones as opposed to a square cut or unique shape, as they are easier to mount.
It is worth noting that this type of setting can be a bit more expensive than the popular prong setting. However, it is not as costly as an invisible or bar setting. So, it falls in the middle in the cost spectrum so to speak. Nevertheless, you can save a considerable amount of money by opting for a diamond with a lower grading because only the surface of the stone is going to be visible to the naked eye. You can thus conceal small flaws below the surface.