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Millegrain decoration is when metal is used to create a 'beading' effect, usually around the setting of a ring. The small feature can make a ring appear much more ornate than most, at very little extra cost!
This ring features a design element referred to as 'scrolling'. An intricate feature, scrolling is a common feature in antique Victorian rings. Scrolling is an excellent way to add embellishment and style to the shank of a ring.
When a ring is bezel set, the metal setting holding the gemstones in place lies close to the stone, creating a line of metal around the edge of the stone. Trilogy rings are any rings that prominently feature three gemstones. Sometimes the gemstones are a uniform size, and sometimes one stone - usually the central stone - is larger than the others.
Eternity rings feature diamonds all around the band. The channel setting means that the gemstones are set on the top and the bottom, with the setting sitting on level with the stones, creating a little 'channel' that the stones sit in.
A micro-pavé setting is when small diamonds are set in a way which covers a certain area of the ring. It is not uncommon for pavé settings to cover the entire shank of the ring.
A bezel - or collet - setting is where the setting metal surrounds the girdle of the gemstone. Learn more about the anatomy of a ring here https://www.acsilver.co.uk/acsnews/2019/05/06/anatomy-of-a-ring/
In a hidden halo setting, a ring of small diamonds surrounds the central stone between the claws of the setting, adding some extra sparkle to each element of the ring. This ring is also pavé set on the shank, meaning that small diamonds are set into the circumference of the band.