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The Perfect Setting
work by Todd Daniels

Friday, July 31st, 2015 Published in: 2015 Archives

French cut, crown, bead and bright cut, bezel, and bar; there are many ways to set a stone. A quick look through a jewelry store reveals just how much one ring can differ from the next.

The variety in stone settings is more about appearance than utility. Each setting appeals to different tastes, whether it be the bold geometry of the French cut setting or the more delicate touch of the crown setting.

These rings, created by Todd Daniels, are a great example of how different settings can completely change the aesthetic of the ring. The rhodium and cubic zirconia rings are samples of styles he uses on rings for customers, which are made of more precious materials. The French cut ring has strong geometric angles, giving it a commanding presence. The bead and bright cut ring is more understated, nestling the stones within the walls of a channel. The crown set ring has delicate prongs and resembles a gear when viewed from the side. The three-sided ring emphasizes the sparkling stones by minimizing the visible areas of the ring.

These are just a few examples of the many ways to set stones. Customers may have one favorite type of setting, or they may choose to stack several styles together. The wonderful thing about the wide variety of styles is that there is a perfect setting for each person's taste. Thanks for sharing, Todd!

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