There are many options to consider when are looking to buy a tennis bracelet. The below guide will help you determine which setting type you prefer. With many companies now offering the opportunity to design your own jewelry, you may get confused by all the options. Below is a quick guide to the most common tennis bracelet settings you will see. If you have any other questions about tennis bracelet settings, just let me know!
Channel – A channel setting is when the stones are held with tension between two bars of metal. This type of setting can be useful for both large and small stones. Channel settings are a popular choice for tennis bracelets and diamond rings.
Bezel – A bezel setting can also be used for both small and large stones. Bezel set stones will have metal all the way around it that is just slightly bent over the edges of the stone. This keeps the stone very secure.
Pave – A pave setting is similar to a prong setting except there can be a lot of stones set very close together on the surface of the jewelry, almost “paving” the surface of the metal. Pave is popular for vintage style jewelry.
Prong – A prong setting is simple and can look like a basket at the base of the setting with two to six prongs securing the gemstone. This type of setting is the most popular type for solitaire diamond rings and other engagement rings.
Shared Prong – A shared prong is when two or more stones share the same prong. One benefit of this setting is you end up seeing less of the metal and more of the stone. Many shared prong designs are just as sturdy as a regular prong design. If you have any doubts, call the company and ask them about the security of the stones. In most cases, it should be just as secure and an attractive setting type.