With the highest rating of 10 on the Moh scale of hardness, the diamond is the hardest gem in the world. Aside from it’s rarity and uniqueness, it’s durability makes it a perfect gem for jewellery, especially rings (that often get knocked around). That being said, have you ever wondered how a diamond is set?
Whether it is 18K White Gold , Platinum or even 14K Gold, there is only one one way to set diamonds, that is, by using metal to hold it in place.
Prong or Claw Setting
The prong setting, also called a claw setting, is the most desired gemstone setting and is often adopted for use in solitaire engagement rings. The diamond or gem is inserted into prongs that form a basket-like base. The ends of the prongs are bent over and shaped so that they rest against the stone. The visible prong ends are often rounded, but can also be found in ovals, points, V-shapes, left flat or even decorative forms.
The Love Diamond Signature Destiny collection has 4 prongs in the shape of a heart. The shape of the heart prong is hand cut and set by top jewellery setters to ensure that each heart shape has the same size and shape.
The Love Diamond Destiny collection is crafted by highly skilled craftsmen to ensure that all The Love Diamond heart shape prongs are identical and symmetrical, symbolising the flawless nature of the heart shape and the perfect love story.
From the thickness of the baskets to the setting of the diamonds in the various styles, our engagement rings and wedding bands are expertly crafted with the utmost care. After setting, every item undergoes a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure that the claws are in good order. After wearing your jewellery for a period of time, we advise having them checked routinely by your personal jeweller.
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