Grain Set Setting
The grain setting is an exciting one, as it presents the consumer with so many different design options. You can add some extra color or sparkle to your ring, and you can go for various shapes and styles. Because of this, grain settings tend to be popular with those who are looking to have a custom made ring designed. With that being said, read on to discover more about this setting and what to expect.
Firstly, let’s take a look at how the grain setting is created. First and foremost, the specialists diamond setter will drill a seat into the metal. They will then lay the stone into the recess, after which they raise a grain at the ring’s top utilizing a special tool. Next, they use this tool to gouge out a little piece of gold, and at the same time they will push a little metal piece over each stone’s top edge. Finally, they use another tool to create the beaded affect associated with this setting.
Now you know how this setting is created, but what is it used for? Well, there are many options. A lot of people choose this approach so they can add a bit of color to a diamond ring. For example, they may surround a diamond ring with pink or blue colored gemstones for a more unique look. On the other hand, it is also a great way to add some sparkle to a ring that has a colored gemstone in the center.
You can also choose from a whole host of shapes. While most people do opt for a square grain set stone, you can choose anything from pear to marquise. You simply need to make certain that there is enough depth around the ring to accommodate this. But don’t worry, as this is something we will discuss during your initial consultation.