(Closed) Difference between Invisible Set and Channel Set?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Invisible set diamond rings use a variation of the pavé setting that requires a special kind of stone as well as a special setting. Therefore, invisible set diamond rings always have multiple square-cut stones, since this is required in order for the invisible setting to work. In most invisible set diamond rings, the stones are arranged in a metal border, frame, or track, in such a way that none of the binding metal shows, at least from the top. Look at a typical invisible set diamond ring, and you’ll see that the stones are set flush with one another. If invisible set diamond rings are done well, they present a fine display of gemstone uniformity. Because this type of setting requires square stones, princess-cut diamonds are most often used in invisible set diamond rings.

A channel-set ring arranges diamonds in a line that is inlaid into the ring’s band with a small metal lip on each edge to keep the stones in place. There are no individual prongs around each stone; instead, the metal lips keep the stones secure without detracting from them with additional metal


I got those from jewelry.about.com and some other site

 Basically, invisible set looks like one large diamond, but is composed of several smaller ones.  Usually tension set, no lip to hold them in.  Hope that helps

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