Do you expect a great deal from your diamond ring? Then go for an impressive cathedral setting. A real eye-catcher no one can ignore, which is very popular for marriage proposals. No idea what a cathedral setting actually is? We're happy to tell you more about it.

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What exactly is a cathedral setting?

A ring with diamonds in a cathedral setting looks much like a Gothic cathedral. Metal arches majestically hold the stones in place, letting them rest above the rest of the ring. Most impressive about cathedral-style engagement ring settings is not how the diamonds are attached, but how high up they are, especially compared with other settings. Curious as to which type suits you best? Find out using our style guide, or browse our exclusive jewellery collection.

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The pros and cons of a cathedral setting

The difference in height accentuates the centre stone beautifully. This also makes the diamond appear larger. The cathedral setting adds character to your ring and makes it stand out even more. Whilst this type of setting is suitable for many diamond shapes, people usually go for the round brilliant, or more rectangular shapes such as princess or cushion cut. One setting better suited for all diamond shapes is the claw setting.

However, an engagement ring with a diamond in a cathedral setting takes a little more time and effort to clean than, for example, a ring with the channel setting. Dirt and grease can collect between the arches and in all the corners and edges. You don't have to clean it yourself, of course. You can get your ring professionally cleaned by the jeweller. A ring with a diamond in a cathedral setting is also less suitable for wearing day-to-day, as it is easier to get it caught in clothing.

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When should you choose a cathedral setting?

Whilst there are things both for and against the cathedral-style engagement ring setting, its classical beauty is undeniable. Not all women will appreciate this ring, however, due to its appearance. So, first and foremost, take the wearer's style into account. If the lady in question likes to mix and match several rings, the striking cathedral setting would certainly be less suitable.

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Other settings

The cathedral setting is impressive thanks to the exquisite curved lines and the diamond standing out proud above the ring. There are several other ways to set a diamond in a ring, besides the cathedral setting.
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