Bezel settings produce a bold, strikingly modern effect, and can be set in any shape to fit the stone. A bezel diamond rings are ideal for the sophisticated woman with contemporary tastes. The edge can be straight or scalloped, and a bezel setting has the added advantage of being a raised setting that is totally snag-proof and can be worn even if you work extensively with your hands, unlike a raised stone in a prong setting (a notorious "snag hazard"). This way you have the big, bold statement of a raised setting without the worries.
A bezel setting lends a totally different and thoroughly modern graphic look to all of the diamond shapes. This has many advantages. A bezel set diamond lends itself to bold, expressive modern designs while keeping a cool, sophisticated tone to the ring no matter how wild the ring is. It also underscores and emphasizes the geometric shape of the stone while framing and showcasing its facets, brilliance and fire.
A beze set diamond ring can also make the simplest band and more modest metals look extraordinary, and show off the other design elements in the ring (color, line, contrast, texture). For example, you may set a princess-cut diamond in platinum for a clean, streamlined, very modern look, set an oval or marquise diamond in pink gold for a romantic "cameo" look, or set a heart-shaped diamond in yellow gold for a sunny valentine.
A bold design element such as a bezel setting can also complement shapes of hands and fingers that are not traditionally graceful such as big, square hands or large joints in the hands. A modern design can refine the look of the fingers and de-emphasize big hands, and make them seem more graceful and feminine.
For a unique, modern ring setting that showcases your diamond in a bold yet sophisticated way, choose a bezel set diamond ring. Your choice will provide you with a fresh, pleasing look she will love.