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Bezel vs. Prong Setting for F/SI/AGS 000/1.1 carat?

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neely19

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Would you get a Bezel or Prong setting regarding a 1.1 Carat/F/SI/AGS 000 cut? I don''t want to get a great diamond and have it not sparkle as it should. It is going to be set in a split shank pave setting with diamonds circling the center stone. I have a bezel in mind but am concerned that this setting won''t show off the center stone as well as a prong setting...

Help please!!
 

Dee*Jay

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A bezel is a rather specific look. Does your girlfriend like that style? If not (or if you''re not sure) I would suggest you take the safer route and go with a prong setting.

Do you have a picture of the style you''re thinking of?
 

dtnyc

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Date: 12/7/2006 10:09:40 PM
Author:neely19
Would you get a Bezel or Prong setting regarding a 1.1 Carat/F/SI/AGS 000 cut? I don''t want to get a great diamond and have it not sparkle as it should. It is going to be set in a split shank pave setting with diamonds circling the center stone. I have a bezel in mind but am concerned that this setting won''t show off the center stone as well as a prong setting...
so you are going to do a halo setting and you are basically deciding whether the stone should be set up in prongs or bezel set in the halo?
I think setting a stone in a halo bezel definitely adds size to the whole look of the ring.
 

neely19

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I''m worried more about sparkle than size - want delicate - not too gaudy.
 

JulieN

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I think the difference would not be very noticeable, especially at casual viewing.

I'll vote for bezel, though.
 

dtnyc

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do a search for halos- there are a lot of them out there- some that have the center stone prong set, some that have them bezel set.
Here are some threads on this same issue - same question as you
another person w/ more pics for comparison
and another one


I am actually working on an OEC halo pendant right now, and I am having the stone bezel set to protect the girdle- not that it would get banged around in a necklace the way it would in a ring, but bezel set there are no prongs to catch on anything, also the bezel setting is a little cleaner looking. If the stone is so well cut you probably won''t lose much if any sparkle.
 

mrssalvo

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I vote bezel set in a halo. I don''t think your kickin stone will sparkle any less
 

Kaleigh

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I set my asscher in a halo bezel setting. The bezel has a nice clean look to it, and the halo made it look much bigger, so that was a plus!!! Good luck, looking forward to seeing some pics!!!!
 

DBM

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I''m no cut expert but I would think that a bezel limits light from entering into the stones from the sides and hence lessens the sparkle. you paid for an AGS 0 so it would seem to me to be counterproductive to then set it into a bezel if in fact it dimishes light return. maybe i''m mistaken.

you can still go with halo and just have the center stone with prongs if you like the halo look
 

Londonchris

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The rubover or bezel setting does have the added advantage of being more secure over a longer period of time.
 

JulieN

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Date: 12/8/2006 12:39:52 AM
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I'm no cut expert but I would think that a bezel limits light from entering into the stones from the sides and hence lessens the sparkle. you paid for an AGS 0 so it would seem to me to be counterproductive to then set it into a bezel if in fact it dimishes light return. maybe i'm mistaken.

you can still go with halo and just have the center stone with prongs if you like the halo look
It is not one directional. Light that can come in through the bottom and out the top means that light can come in from the top and out through the bottom. Or something like that.

I guess it would be interesting to see an ASET pavilion view in a prong head, then overlap with the top. Still trying to figure out how it would work.
 

DBM

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Date: 12/8/2006 1:14:35 AM
Author: JulieN

Date: 12/8/2006 12:39:52 AM
Author: DBM
I''m no cut expert but I would think that a bezel limits light from entering into the stones from the sides and hence lessens the sparkle. you paid for an AGS 0 so it would seem to me to be counterproductive to then set it into a bezel if in fact it dimishes light return. maybe i''m mistaken.

you can still go with halo and just have the center stone with prongs if you like the halo look
It is not one directional. Light that can come in through the bottom and out the top means that light can come in from the top and out through the bottom. Or something like that.

I guess it would be interesting to see an ASET pavilion view in a prong head, then overlap with the top. Still trying to figure out how it would work.
not sure i understand what you mean. light coming in from the top in a well cut diamond shouldn''t be coming out the bottom. but also isn''t it true that light comes into the diamond from all around, including the sides?
 

JulieN

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Date: 12/8/2006 2:00:36 AM
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not sure i understand what you mean. light coming in from the top in a well cut diamond shouldn't be coming out the bottom. but also isn't it true that light comes into the diamond from all around, including the sides?
No problem as long as there is light from the top.

What type of stone would you put into a bezel, Daniel?

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kcoursolle

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If you stone is well-cut most of the light entering from the top should exit through the top, and this makes me think the bezel won''t matter much. I think a bezel/halo looks sleeker and more delicate than a prong/halo. Please come back and show us pics when she says yes!
 

diamondseeker2006

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For what it''s worth, I prefer prong set rounds in halos. Here''s a beautiful example:

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