A guide to Cathedral setting engagement rings
A cathedral setting features a central diamond positioned between arched shoulders joined to the band of an engagement ring.
The distinctive design gives cathedral ring settings a defined architectural appearance with noticeable similarities seen in some buildings. In fact, the following photograph reveals a striking similarity between both building and ring design.
15 advantages of Cathedral set rings
Numerous advantages make this ring style a popular choice for engagement rings. Furthermore, variations exist across a wide range of ring styles, including classic solitaire styles and trilogy ring designs.
|1.||Elevation of diamond height|
|2.||Open to allow light through the diamond|
|3.||Security for the diamond|
|4.||Classic and timeless aesthetics|
|5.||Versatile across many ring designs|
|6.||Easier to maintain and clean|
|7.||Enhancement of diamond size|
|9.||Added strenght and support|
|10.||Suitable alongside most wedding rings|
|11.||Enormous choice owing to the popularity of the design|
|12.||Suitability for re-mounting existing diamonds|
|13.||Available across most precious metal choices|
|14.||Suitable for most diamond shapes|
|15.||Simplicity of design|
Re-setting an existing diamond into a new ring
As part of our work, we routinely re-set existing diamonds into brand-new ring mounts. In fact, this ring style makes a popular choice. Moreover, we provide a wide range of style variations. At the same time, we create many designs with separate shanks and bands in different precious metal combinations. For example, a Platinum setting on a yellow gold shank.
An inherited diamond in a worn or damaged ring mount benefits enormously from a brand-new setting. Moreover, the simplicity of claw settings lends itself well to re-setting a diamond into the new ring.
For very large diamonds, we re-model any ring by CAD design to accommodate any diamond size at all. In fact, this applies to other gemstones, including rubies, sapphires, emeralds and tanzanites.
Matching your Cathedral setting to a wedding ring
This versatile ring style provides a simple setting and often sits well against a wedding ring. Simply put, we use the term wedfit or wedding ring friendly to describe this perfect fit. As part of our service, we advise clients on which designs sit neatly alongside a variety of wedding bands.
Adding extra sparkle to your engagement ring
Diamond accents provide additional sparkle in a variety of different styles and combinations. For example, some designs feature subtle accents. In contrast, other styles embellish the shoulders or side of the ring. For example, our Treasured Moments engagement ring set. This unique ring set includes cathedral pave settings below the main diamond set with 4 prongs.
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