When choosing smaller diamonds to be set into your wedding band, although it is still important to get good quality stones, you will find that unlike in an engagement ring, the stones in a wedding ring are not likely to be certified. This is because the cost involved in certifying each diamond often out prices the cost of the stone itself, which would then increase the price by hundreds of pounds!
Here at Wedding Rings Direct, all our diamonds-set wedding rings and eternity rings are set with a minimum of H SI quality stones (unless specified as different on the product page) Some diamond-set rings will offer the choice of two different grades which you can choose between dependant on your budget.
There are different ways of setting diamonds, which can give totally different results of how the end product will look.
Channel setting: Where multiple diamonds are set into a channel-shaped hole.
Pavé setting: A beaded setting often giving the impression of more diamonds. Pave set rings are often finished with a mill grain edge to complete the "vintage look".
Roman setting: Where a diamond(s) is set into an individual hole.
Tension setting: Uses the metal's natural tendency to "spring" back to its original position to hold the stone in place. The diamond appears as if it is "floating".
Fancy setting: There are different ways of making a diamond appear as if it is "floating" by cutting away channels, and patterns which become a part of the setting style.
It isn't unusual for diamonds to work their way out of a ring over time, so we highly recommend that you have the setting checked by a professional jeweller every 6 months to a year and insure your items of jewellery, especially if set with diamonds. It is important to choose the right setting for both your personality and your lifestyle. For example, if your job is manual, and you use your hands a lot, choose a setting that will be more resilient to lots of knocks and bumps such as Roman or pave setting.