You may be familiar with the classic engagement ring settings, such as the bezel setting or the prong settings. But recently another setting has become more popular for people that love minimalism and modernity:  the floating diamond setting. But what does a floating diamond engagement ring look like?

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The Floating Diamond Setting

The floating diamond setting offers a distinctive and elegant look to any piece of jewellery, including rings and earrings. The term ‘floating’ refers to the fact that diamond appears to be floating in the setting rather than being held in place by prongs or a bezel.

Though the diamonds aren’t actually floating per se, they are  placed in an open setting, where only two sides of the diamond are held by metal. This arrangement creates the floating illusion. This setting is perfect to elevate the diamond and highlight its unique beauty. It offers a beautiful contemporary look as it’s the best way to put all the attention on the diamond itself.

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The floating setting has only recently emerged as a new design. Initially this setting was difficult for jewellery manufacturers and goldsmiths to make. It was hard to find the right balance between a strong metal that was tempered enough to hold the diamond firmly, without it moving. More importantly, the metal could not put too much force on the stone as to risk damaging it.

There are actually several floating diamond settings that will hold a diamond safely and beautifully. The tension setting is probably the most familiar, where the stone is held by the tension of the metal which is on each side of the stone. Another option is the open bezel, which is created to allow an open and airy 

Floating Diamond Engagement Rings, Rings and Earrings

Today, it seems that more people are opting for simpler designs that offer a unique touch. The beauty of the floating diamond setting offers exactly that.

Floating diamond rings and earrings are contemporary yet effortless, because the design focuses on  the chosen stone.

Furthermore, you can make the design a little more elaborate if you wish, by choosing to have many small diamonds set into the metal that holds the floating diamond. This makes the ring really sparkly and stand out.

Want to learn more about the timeless floating setting? BAUNAT has a lovely selection of both diamond rings and earrings. The designs could add a magnificent accent to your look.

If you don’t see the floating diamond ring of your dreams, please do not hesitate to contact us directly to find out more about our tailor-made service.
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