What is a ‘Trellis’ setting?
Trellis engagement rings feature overlapping claws. Prongs overlap from each side, crossing the setting. Many have a distinctive X shape when viewed side on. This engagement ring setting style is hugely popular. It has become a popular design for solitaire engagement rings, designed for many diamond shapes. One of the original forerunners for this design was the Lucida engagement ring from Tiffany and Co.
Princess cut trellis settings
The Lucia engagement ring is a Princess trellis setting. Sweeping claws cross to form the basis of this simple design. You will note that most trellis engagement rings include a small bar of metal bridging the claws. This under-bezel adds support. This ensures claws do not bend unnecessarily. Rigidity gives greater security for the diamond.
If you prefer no under-bezel then expect heavier claws for greater strength. This can be seen in the Antonia engagement ring design. It has an an entirely open setting to reveal the side of the diamond.
The Lucia ring design perfects the trellis design for a square diamond
Three stone trellis settings
Perhaps your quest is for a single stone (also referred to as solitaire) or a three stone trellis setting. Maybe even a 5 stone trellis style. There are so many styles available supporting a wide range of diamond sizes. The Brooklyn 3 stone Trellis setting is popular for those people seeking a Trilogy ring design.
Brooklyn features a Trilogy design with a trellis woven setting.
5 Stone Trellis Engagement Ring Settings
5 Stone trellis settings can be found, but few rival the Cersei engagement ring design. This unique trellis engagement ring setting features a graduation of diamond sizes. Each claw crosses the next with dramatic beauty. The final single claw above each tapering shoulder draws the eye to the smallest diamond. The overall effect is beautiful. The Cersei design is one of my personal favourite styles available in a wide range of options.
The Cersei 5 stone graduated ring features a graduated set of diamonds above a trellis setting. (Also see first image showing rear view and exposed trellis design.)