Comparing a Full and a Partial Bezel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Since the bezel or metal band holds the diamond tightly along its edges, it gives the impression of a diamond being mounted with only its top portion visible.

This low-profile setting can be of two types: partial and full bezel setting. Two factors that differentiate a full bezel set diamond engagement ring to one that features partial bezel setting are visibility and safety. As the name implies, a full bezel setting encircles the centerpiece diamond’s edges. An advantage of choosing a wedding band with this bezel setting is that since the metal band fully encircles the center stone, the most vulnerable part of the ring is well protected against friction or accidental hits.

That explains why people with an active lifestyle prefer full bezel set diamond engagement ring. One of the drawbacks of this setting is that as a major part of the center stone remains concealed and only its top is visible, it limits the light from entering the diamond, thereby reducing its brilliance.

Partial bezel setting surrounds only a part of the edges of a diamond, each of which encircles around one-fourth the center stone’s circumference. Thus, a partial bezel leaves more portions of the centerpiece diamond visible. They offer some amount of safety, although not as well as a full bezel setting, but are a good option if you wanted to flaunt as much as sparkle of the center stone as possible.

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