Anything with a diamond or two can enhance an outfit by a lot, from a casual workday to a fancy gala event. Whatever the case, an accessory like a diamond bracelet speaks volumes to your style, depending what kind you choose. With such a variety available, here are the six best settings for a diamond bracelet.
A seamless chain of linked diamonds, giving the bracelet optimal flexibility. Tennis bracelets have the option of featuring three or four prong mounts per diamond or have a bezel to secure your precious stones.
Tennis diamond bracelets that feature a prong setting is the style most people picture when thinking of the jewellery piece, as it’s the most traditional of all the settings. Small metal rims secure each stone to the bracelet itself, while a series of prongs hold it in place. The number of prongs present depends on the size of the diamond, as more prongs mean a more secure grip on the diamond. Large diamonds will have four to six prongs securing them, while smaller diamonds only need three prongs at most.
Full and Half Bezel Settings
Tennis bracelets with a bezel setting usually feature a complete circle that secures the diamond in place, as opposed to the prong setting. Half-bezel settings appear as the name would suggest. A complete circle doesn’t hold the diamond, only partial bezel keep it in place. Both full and half-bezel tennis bracelets are contemporary in style and offer a wide variety of ways to be personalized.
A bangle bracelet offers most of the same features of a tennis bracelet: a seamless circle of diamonds, either in a row or scattered through a design. However, unlike a tennis bracelet, bangles offer little to no movement.
The diamonds for a pave set bangle are planted within the metal band itself, while tiny prongs hold the stones in place. The same rule from the prone setting still stands: larger diamonds require more prongs for security than smaller diamonds.
Instead of being embedded in the metal, channel settings have the diamonds secured through tension within the metal. This gives the bracelet a clean, prong-less look, allowing the colour and sparkle to be the primary focus of this bracelet.
Known for its linked chain and dangling charms, charm bracelets have made a big comeback. Styles today include designs that encase the diamond in a separate holder before clipping it to the chain of the bracelet.
This style ensures that the stone will be well protected while encased, as this design snaps the stone onto the chain of the bracelet.
The dangling-charm style doesn’t offer much protection for the expensive pieces that adorned it. This makes the traditional link style of charm bracelets we all know and love to be susceptible to damage, snagging clothes or loss.
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