Accent Stones Wedding rings
You can create a more dynamic ring by complementing a middle stone with additional diamonds and gemstones. Pavé settings (pronounced “pa-vey”) include small, closely-placed stones that are held together by barely-there, flat metal prongs – giving the illusion of a surface paved in diamonds (hence “pavé.”).
In channel settings, on the other hand, the diamonds are lined up and nestled into a hollow bed or channel for a smooth, snag-free sparkle.
Are they worth it?
In the world of diamonds and jewellery, there are a lot of technicalities. Every stone placed in a piece has its own intent and meaning to the design. One of the best and most common ways to enhance these pieces is to use what are known as diamond accents.
What Are Diamond Accents?
Diamond accents are stones in a piece that are placed to accompany a larger center stone. They embellish the piece, making the brilliance all the more stunning.
Diamond accents add more sparkle and enhance the beauty of your center stone. In jewellery terms, you may hear them referred to as “smalls” or diamond chips. Today diamond accent stone wedding rings are popular.
Are diamond accents real?
For the most part, if a company is calling an accent stone a diamond, it should be real. Any of your famous jewellery designers that have accent stones should be natural diamonds. However, certain online dealers are not that forthcoming. It is crucial to ask for the classification in colour and clarity for the small diamonds.
Some mass produced items contain cubic zirconium stones to accompany a diamond, or the whole piece might be mounted with cubic zirconium, including the center stone. This information must be forthcoming to you as a client and stated in your insurance valuation.
Another type of accent stone that may claim itself as diamonds is Moissanite. Moissanite is a lab-created gemstone for the most part, because natural Moissanite is extremely rare.
It has an identical brilliance to the diamond, but it’s not an equivalent .
While Moissanite is its own stone, it is often referred to or mistaken as diamonds, so it falls into the imitation diamonds category and as a client you must be informed about this when purchasing the item.
It is always best to look at the specifications of the piece, especially if you’re shopping online. While we’d love to say everyone out there is forthcoming with true information on their pieces, this is not the case.
Looking at the specifications will show you the TDW (Total Diamond Weight) and let you know how much of that piece includes diamonds. Often the TDW includes your centre stone.
What are the Pros and Cons of accent stone wedding rings?
A pavé setting elevates an easy band to into something phenomenal . Many people upgrade their engagement rings with a pavé of some kind after an anniversary or other marriage milestone.
Pave settings can make the middle stone look larger and every one the added brilliance makes for a stunning ring.
The channel setting consists of a series of identical diamonds (or other gemstone) set all around or halfway around the circle of the ring within a grooved channel carved into the band. The gemstones are often identical and are set flush against the metal, in order that the surfaces of the metal and diamonds are level.
Because of how the diamond sits within the groove, the channel setting provides tons of security for the diamonds. The likelihood of diamonds getting damaged or falling out is definitely lower.
Channel settings are a really popular choice for an extended time due to how they create any ring look effortlessly chic. They tend to suit any style and may be tweaked around to supply unique designs.
With diamonds set into the band, resizing a pavé ring can be more difficult than a plain band. Your Diamonds also points out that engagement rings featuring such little diamonds can require more ring maintenance. You might be making more trips to the jeweller for cleanings and inspections than you would with a solitaire ring.
Channel settings are often more difficult to resize, especially if it has diamonds going all around the band. As finger sizes change over time, this is an important factor and one that you should check with your retailer prior to purchase. If in doubt, ask whether the ring is resizable.
A channel setting is harder to clean than some other settings due to the spaces and the grooves of the channel. This is very true of channel settings with round brilliants set into the groove.
Cleaning your channel setting will require a little more effort and attention to detail, but it can be done at home with soap, water and a soft toothbrush. Avoid placing diamond engagement rings with small accent stones into ultrasonic cleaners because the intense vibrations can compromise the integrity of the stones. Rather have your jeweller clean the ring so that a proper inspection can be done after the cleaning process.