An engagement ring setting is the entire metal part of the ring that holds all diamonds and gemstones in place. A channel setting means that a band has a channel or ident in which small stones are set and secured between two metal bars. A channel set engagement ring has either a band or a halo that is chanel set. The center stone will be set in a different style. Channel setting became a popular style in the 1990’s.
Channel setting your band or halo is a great way to keep those precious stones safe. Depending on the overall ring style and center stone, channel setting can look modern, sleek and futuristic in high polish white metal, or handmade and organic in a hammered yellow gold. Watch the video for more channel set design possibilities fo your own custom engagement ring.
See some of the rings we’ve designed with channel setting to get inspired.
If you want extra sparkle and your accent stones to be securely held, channel setting is a great choice. It’s a low profile setting, so it’s good for those that have an active lifestyle, work with their hands, or are rough on their jewelry. Channels tend to create a metal-forward look, so they’re not a good choice for people who want to see more stone, less metal. It’s also not a good choice if you’re not positive of ring size.
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Depending on your style, channel setting can be classic, vintage, or alternative.
We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we will give you a quick call beforehand to make sure we can help you.