Shaped wedding rings featuring a channel setting
The channel setting is adaptable for straight and for shaped wedding rings. The channel allows for all curvature and contours of a shaped wedding ring. With a fine, solid border, diamonds are securely edged and the shape of the ring is defined. Furthermore there are no claws to catch and diamonds are protected to a greater extent within the safety of the channel itself. The round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular diamond cut used in shaped channel settings. Pronounced curves are much more difficult to create using straight edged diamonds such as the Princess cut.
Our main photograph shows a recent shaped wedding ring commission, crafted to fit alongside a two stone diamond engagement ring. The engagement ring setting was unsuitable to sit with a regular straight band, requiring the expertise of a custom build to ensure a perfectly flush fit with her setting.
Process of creating the shaped ring
The process of creating a shaped wedding ring is outlined in our guidance page, which also shows other examples of past commissions. We guide clients through each stage, from submission of their ring, all the way through to completing the ring in readiness for the wedding day.
Brief outline of budget, timings etc. for commission
The following details give a good indication of some of the main considerations for commissioning a shaped wedding ring.
Precious metal : 18ct Yellow Gold
Budget : varies but typically around £700 – £800
Carat weight : 0.30cts – 2mm round brilliant cut diamonds to match engagement ring diamonds.
Diamond size : 2mm ( 9 x diamonds)
Width : approx. 3mm wide.
Timescale : suggested timescale to allow for commission 4 weeks.
What to do next?
If you’re interested in additional help with your shaped wedding ring design, we have many options under our dedicated shaped wedding ring service. From 3D scanning your engagement ring to CAD design your band, to dedicated model makers, carving designs by hand, we can advise on the best solution for your situation. Contact us for support and guidance.