We are huge fans of claw set diamond engagement rings at Steven Stone. A claw setting holds a diamond elegantly and securely in place giving any engagement ring a classic, traditional look, but can still look modern. In a claw setting the diamond is simply held in place by means of small claws or prongs. Depending on the shape of the diamond the most common claw settings consists of either 3, 4 or 5 claws. Light can pass through the diamond more easily in between the claws giving the diamond more sparkle. Here are some examples of claw set engagement rings using both 4 and 6 claws to hold the diamond in place.