Post # 1
I love bezel settings. I have one for my e-ring. I always assumed that a bezel made a stone look bigger due to how the rim frames it. I had someone tell me it actually makes it look smaller because it covers the edge of the stone. I googled this and came up with both opinions, What do you guys think?
Post # 3
From what I have been reading, it shows that it faces up bigger, so I think you were right on this account. 🙂 I bet it’s beautiful!
Post # 4
I have seen some very pretty bezel set rings, but I’m just not sold that they are the best for the diamond. This isn’t scientific, but my belief is that diamonds need light to make them sparkle, so the more they have going on around them, the less they sparkle (I heard that Tiffany rings sparkle so much because they are placed highly, which allows maximum light through).
If you want the ring to look much bigger, have you considered a halo setting?
Post # 5
Because its an even rim around the stonedo feel it makes the stone apear larger at first glance as long as its white gold ( or a white metal) because it blends together, if it’s yellow or rose gold I feel like it makes the stone smaller because of the contrast
Post # 6
@LilMsMicro: hey there, fellow bezel obsessive here 🙂 This is what my jeweller said –
‘In order to secure the stone in the mount, the metal surround is hit so that it ever so slightly covers the edge of the diamond, securing it in place. Because of this some of the stone is indeed ‘lost’, but then having the metal rim all around it, if it is a white metal, actually increases finger coverage’. Hope that makes sense!
I think the amount of diamond you ‘lose’ under the setting is infintismal personally, i certainly dont think its that noticable. I love bezels anyways 🙂