A rub-over or bezel setting holds the diamond or gemstone in place with a 'rim' of precious metal arcing round the stone. Rub-over or bezel settings offer maximum protection to the gems and also add considerably to its perceived size.
Rub-over set engagement rings come in a very wide range of styles, from the very traditional to the very modern, and from 'Eastern' or ethnic designs to the more 'Western' styles. Half bezels are also very popular, where the bezel is 'split' into two sections.
In an engagement ring, a rub-over setting can allow all the stone to sit close to the finger, which can be more practical for day to day wear, as it makes it more difficult for the stone to catch or snag on anything.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about rub-over or bezel settings or any other diamond settings, or if you would like to book a complimentary bespoke jewellery consultation.