Diamond Education | Channel Setting

What is a channel setting?

A channel setting is just as the name suggests. Diamonds or gemstones sit side-by-side in a metal channel and flow in a continuous row exuding maximum brilliance. The channel setting adds a touch of fire and sophistication to make your truly classic Sylvie Collection engagement ring that much more memorable.

With straight lines and a clean sleek look, channel set rings are the perfect option for those who prefer a modern, simple and elegant design. You can achieve this seamless look the best with princess cut diamond accents instead of the traditional round diamonds to sit in between the channels. These square stones forgo the typical gaps seen with traditional round diamonds and look absolutely stunning next to a princess cut engagement ring. 

If you are looking to add color to your engagement ring, the channel setting is a great option. You can work with one of our Sylvie Collection custom design experts to make a beautiful yet colorful ring. Consider integrating sapphires, emeralds, rubies or more as the center gemstone or as channel set accents, or consider having colored gemstones set into the channel for a sparkling row of color. 

Although it may seem like a restrictive design, channel set engagement rings are extremely versatile. The sparkling stones set in a channel between two bands of precious metal can be personalized in a range of different looks. Change the shape or color of the center stone or accent stones or add them to a distinctive setting. Channels can curve and coil or taper and expand in design while still retaining their classic elegance.

Channel set engagement rings are gaining in popularity. When you consult with our trusted Sylvie Collection jewelry experts, you’ll be able to create a custom engagement ring as captivating as your love. Keep these facts in mind if you are considering a channel setting:

  • The channel setting is a classic style setting that brings out the fire and brilliance of the center gem.

  • Channel settings are a great option if you want to add a touch of color to your custom engagement ring.

  • With straight lines and a clean sleek look, channel set rings are the perfect option for those who prefer a modern, simple and elegant design.