What is a channel set diamond?
The channel setting is a secure way to set smaller diamonds in a row into the band of the ring, making a metal channel of sparkling stones flush with the shank. The diamonds, or other gemstones, are set closely together into the grooves of the channel and decorate the sides of the band or the entire band.
What is a channel band?
A channel setting is similar to a pavé setting but uses thicker metal to secure the diamonds that line the band. A channel setting is a secure way to set smaller diamonds into the band—creating a sparkling row that’s flush with the shank. The smaller diamonds are set closely together in the grooves of the channel.
How do you clean a channel set diamond?
I have an ultrasonic cleaner that works wonders! Put it in a small bowl with very hot water and let it soak, at least an hour. If you have it, a little amonnia in the water will help too.
Can a channel set diamond ring be resized?
Channel set diamonds can be difficult to resize Most channel set diamond rings only have diamonds on the top half of the band, which means that they can be resized slightly, but the amount that they can be resized is restricted compared to a solid metal band.
What is the safest setting for a diamond?
When gemstones are aligned with the surface of the ring’s metal it is known as a flush setting. This is the safest type of setting for an active lifestyle. It is also a less expensive ring setting than most other settings.
Which is the most expensive cut of diamond?
What is invisible setting?
A centuries old, originally French technique, invisible set gemstone jewelry (aka the Invisible Setting) is one of the most beautiful setting types available. It involves the process of setting stones side-by-side, which hides the metal work underneath, which can give the appearance of a larger stone.
What is a tension setting?
The tension setting is a ring setting that uses compression to hold a center diamond or gemstone in place. This makes the stone appear as if it’s floating between two pieces of metal or within the band itself.
What do professional jewelers use to clean jewelry?
Diamonds will always shine, even with a bit of dirt on them, but they will look even more brilliant when professionally cleaned. Jewelers use ultrasonic cleaners with high frequency sound waves and chemicals, which create bubbles that latch on to the dirt on the diamond.
How can you tell that a diamond is real?
To tell if your diamond is real, place the stone in front of your mouth and, like a mirror, fog it up with your breath. If the stone stays fogged for a few seconds, then it’s probably a fake. A real diamond won’t fog up easily since the condensation doesn’t stick to the surface.
What size diamond is too big?
According to Landau, there’s no such thing as too big a diamond—but she knows they’re not for everyone. “It’s so personal and it ultimately comes down to your lifestyle,” she says. “To some, a 5-carat ring is so big it looks fake. For others, there’s no limit.”
Does resizing a ring damage it?
Ring resizing is a process that allows you to custom your rings so that they perfectly fit your fingers. But, as you may know, some rings cannot be resized. Also, resizing a ring can sometimes damage it or weaken the setting.