Shapes and Settings

Just like the infinite range of diamond qualities and colors, there are many different shapes and setting techniques offered by today’s designers. Here is a glossary of the some of them:

Click here to see examples of different stone cuts.

Baguette — This refers to a rectangular-shaped small diamond that is often used to compliment the setting of a larger stone. Baguette Shape
Bezel setting — A diamond is completely surrounded by a precious metal border in this setting technique that resembles a picture frame. Bezel Setting
Channel setting — Popular for mounting rows of small, uniformly sized stones, this setting technique uses two strips of metal to hold the stones at the sides. Used for round, baguette and square-cut stones, the channel setting resembles a railroad track with the diamonds in the center. Channel Setting
Fancy cut — A diamond cut in any shape other than round. Fancy cuts include such shapes as baguette, emerald, triangle, pear, princess, oval, and marquis. Fancy Cut
Pavé setting — A setting technique for small diamonds in which the stones are set so closely together that no metal shows. A pavé surface appears to be paved with diamonds. Pavé Setting
Solitaire — The mounting of a single gemstone. Solitaire Setting
Tiffany-style setting — A four or six-prong setting using long, slender prongs to hold the stone. Tiffany-Style Setting
 If you are uncertain about a term used to describe your diamond, ask the friendly staff at Medawar Jewelers and they will be happy to help.