Simple Claw Settings for Engagement RingsWhen it comes to setting an engagement ring, a claw setting is a classic way of securing a diamond, where a number of claws will literally hold the diamond in place. Claw Settings for engagement rings are also known as ‘Prong Settings’. Gemstones are either set with three, four, six and sometimes eight claws of metal, which are raised above the base of the setting. When a diamond is set, the claws are slightly bent over the stone to secure it in place. Claws come is different shapes depending on the gemstone. For instance claws holing a square shaped diamond are usually V-shaped that secure the edges. Setting a diamond is claws
Benefits of Claws
- Claws allow maximum exposure of the diamond, so more light will reach the stone resulting in greater fire and sparkle.
- As the claws are raised from the band, they can often make the gem stone look slightly larger than it is.
- Prongs present an elegant, timeless traditional look.
- The setting style can often be less expensive than other setting types
- Gemstones and diamonds set in prongs are usually easier to clean