Blogs in the spotlight
- How do I buy the perfect diamond ring?
- Choosing the perfect wedding ring
- Buying an engagement ring: expert tips & tricks
- Which earrings are the right ones for you?
- How to choose the perfect diamond bracelet?
- How to choose a necklace for ladies?
- Take your time in choosing your watch
- What's the right jewellery for each occasion?
- Why buy diamond jewellery online?
- A guide to building up your jewellery collection
- What types of precious metals are there?
- What types of precious metals are there?
- Jewellery trends and innovations in 2020
- What sorts of diamond setting are there?
Large, striking jewellery is all the rage again. A flashback to the 1920s with striking cocktail rings, enormous earrings and other statement accessories. We provide some tips on how to wear and combine these jewellery pieces.
What is a cocktail ring and what does it mean? A cocktail ring is a large, striking ring that is often set with a large precious stone. Their vibrant brilliance makes these rings ideal for, say, cocktail parties, hence its name.
- The story behind the cocktail ring
- Cocktail rings now
- How to wear a cocktail ring?
- What are the best occasions for wearing a cocktail ring?
Most viewed diamond jewels
- 0.50 carat solitaire ring in yellow gold with round diamond and four prongsFrom USD 2.620 (incl. 0% VAT)
- 0.90 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold with side diamondsFrom USD 3.070 (incl. 0% VAT)
- 1.00 carat solitaire ring in white gold with side diamondsFrom USD 3.840 (incl. 0% VAT)
- 1.00 carat solitaire halo ring in white gold with round diamondsFrom USD 3.960 (incl. 0% VAT)
- 1.00 carat solitaire diamond ring in white goldFrom USD 2.700 (incl. 0% VAT)
Cocktail rings are often more valuable as well, as they are frequently set with a large diamond or several large precious stones. Themore extravagant they are, the costlier they are. Be aware though that the market is being flooded with extravagant, flamboyant cocktail rings of dubious quality. But quality, stylish, timeless cocktail rings are to be found. Indeed, the BAUNAT collection includes a number of rings that can certainly be classified as cocktail rings.
Always wear a cocktail ring on your right hand
Try too to always match the rest of your jewellery and clothing with your cocktail ring. As it will most likely be the showpiece of your outfit. A little black dress is ideal for a party and sets the stage perfectly for your striking coloured ring.
What jewellery is best combined with a cocktail ring? Browse BAUNAT's online collection. Which occasions best lend themselves to wearing my cocktail ring? Consult the jewellery experts at BAUNAT for style tips.
What other designs are there?
Frequently asked Questions
A ring sizer is a device to measure your ring size. There are different ways to measure your ring size. A jeweler, for example, has a set of metallic or plastic rings, which are listed from small to big, in order to figure out the right size. If you already have a ring that fits well, you can use a ring stick where you slide the ring on and simply read the ring size. The plastic ring sizer, whom BAUNAT offers for free, works rather like a plastic little belt that you turn on your finger, after which you can easily read your personal ring size.
What ring size should I choose?
Standard measures are offered for earrings, bracelets and necklaces. If these standards do not suit you, please contact our diamond jewellery advisor on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (please dial +32 3 201 24 90).
For rings, it is important that you choose the right size, but it can be difficult to know what ring size to buy. If you do not know your ring size, here are a few ways of finding it out:
- Order a free ring sizer
- Use our comparative table if you know your ring size in another standard that the one BAUNAT uses.
- Measure a ring that properly fits the right finger
- Send us a ring that fits the right finger perfectly
- Download a paper ring sizer
- Ask family or friends
- Visit our showroom
- Finally some tips in order to determine the right ring size
What different styles of diamongemd engaent ring settings does BAUNAT offer?
- The solitaire prong setting has one single diamond held in place by prongs, so it catches the most light.
- The pavé setting positions many diamonds in a row so closely that hardly any metal is visible, resulting in a brilliant shine.
- Channel setting is a method where diamonds are suspended between two rails of metal, called channels.
- The bezel setting is a traditional, labour-intensive technique where the metal surrounds the diamond and forms a frame around the stone.
1. The Prong setting
The solitaire prong setting has one single diamond that acts as the centrepiece of the ring. Claws position the centre diamond so it catches the most light. BAUNAT diamond engagement rings either have four or six claws. A setting with four claws makes the diamond appear more square-like while one with six claws makes it appear more round.
The name ‘prong setting’ refers to the so-called ‘claws’. The prong setting is most commonly used for engagement rings worldwide. This setting is also suitable for almost all shapes of diamonds.
The claws can be very thin or wider and can be finished in a round, square, or pointed shape. This depends on the design of the jewel and the style of each goldsmith.
The advantages of the prong setting:
- The diamond catches the most light
- The prongs are small, therefore a larger part of the diamond is visible
- The diamond in the ring is easy to clean
- Claws in white gold or platinum are barely visible on the white diamond
2. The pavé setting
The term 'pavé setting' comes from the French language and translates as ‘paved’. The individual small diamonds in a pavé diamond ring resemble tiny paving stones, hence the name. In an engagement ring with a pavé setting, small diamonds are placed next to each other and fixed with small prongs that look like beads. These claws are worked out directly from the gathering point of the metal. This way, hardly any metal is visible.
The advantages of pavé setting:
- The many small prongs make the diamonds sparkle, although only small diamonds are used
- The price of a ring with many smaller stones is considerably lower than a ring set with one big diamond
3. The Channel setting
Channel setting is a method where diamonds are suspended between two rails of metal, called channels. The diamond is put in place, and the metal on top is pushed down, tightening the diamond.
This way, we create a continuous line of diamonds.
Channel settings, together with pave settings, are commonly used for diamond alliance rings and wedding bands. At BAUNAT, most of our designs with channel settings have princess-cut diamonds, but we can also use round or baguette diamonds (tailor-made).
The advantages of the channel setting
- Because the diamonds are placed next to each other, it gives the impression of continuous brilliance
- The surface is very smooth
- These rings can be combined with other ring designs easily
4. The Bezel setting
The bezel setting is a traditional, very labour-intensive goldsmith technique. The metal surrounds the diamond and forms a frame around the stone. There is another precious metal strip (frame), which supports the diamond in the socket. The bezel engagement ring setting is particularly well suited for round cut (brilliant) or oval diamonds.
The advantages of the bezel setting
- Because of the border of the precious metal, the diamond is protected against damage
- The bezel is open at the bottom, creating a higher radiance and more fire
- Because of the metal surrounding the diamond, it will appear larger than it actually is
- Because of the fact that there are no prongs, this setting will not get stuck behind any clothing
Choose your favorite setting with your BAUNAT ring.
These are the most common setting methods. Of course, BAUNAT can also offer other types of settings in her tailor-made jewellery. Please contact email@example.com in case you are interested in a tailor-made jewel with a different diamond setting.