Flush Ring Settings – A Quick Guide

Flush Ring Settings Explained in our Quick Guide

Flush Ring Settings - wedding ring with 7 flush set diamonds

What are Flush Ring Settings

Flush ring settings are also known by the term “Gypsy Settings.” Diamonds, precious stones and semi-precious stones  are all suitable for setting into the metal of a piece of jewellery with this method. Any diamond shape is suitable. The edges of the metal form around the diamond girdle by burnishing. The diamond will appear flush with the surface of the metal as a result. The technique is ideal for cambered surfaces of metal. This actually makes setting the stones easier, using the raised edges of the curved surface. If the metal is at least 1mm deep, it will be thick enough to take the pressure applied during setting.

Considerations for Flush Set Wedding Rings and Jewellery

One of the most important details relates to the depth of the stone and metal. If the diamond is too deep, then the culet of the diamond will protrude and will rub against the finger. Measuring the depth of the metal and the diamond will ensure that the metal depth is not exceeded by the diamond chosen. A hard, durable stone choice ensures the stone does not break since fragile stone types can shatter from pressure applied during setting.

Measuring the depth of a diamond to ensure depth is not exceeded for the flush setting
This image shows measurement of diamond depth to ensure the stone will not appear through the back of the flush setting.

Types of Flush Set Jewellery

Flush settings exist for a broad scope of jewellery products. There is no restriction to the type of jewellery embellished by flush settings. Flush set diamonds are popular in wedding ring styles, and for shoulders of engagement rings. Diamond sizes are typically small, less than 2mm generally. Much larger diamonds usually need a bezel on the  ring to allow for the added depth. Both round diamonds, Princess cut diamonds and fancy shaped diamonds are popular choices, but round stones work perfectly since they are slightly easier to set.

 

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.