Floating Diamond Engagement Rings – Floating Diamond Rings


What are floating diamond engagement rings?

Floating diamond engagement rings secure the diamond without the use of claws. Simple designs secure the diamond through hidden claws or tension settings. As a result, the diamond appears to float. In addition, many floating diamond engagement rings expose the stone to allow light to pass uninterrupted into the diamond.

Unity floats a diamond within a tension setting. Shown here with a 1.20 carat diamond. 

Example 1. The Unity Engagement Ring

The Unity is one of our most popular solitaire engagement ring styles. Held under tension, the diamond sits between the embrace of the setting. Crafted over 5 weeks, we make each Unity engagement ring individually to order. This remains one of our most sought after diamond engagement ring styles.

Large certified diamond engagement ring set with D colour diamond

The Unity diamond engagement ring with its minimal tension style setting makes the diamond appear to float above the polished underside of the setting.

Why choose a floating diamond setting?

Owing to the beauty and cost of a natural polished diamond, it makes sense to display the entire diamondSmaller diamonds below 0.50 carats are sometimes obscured by claw or prong engagement ring settings. A minimalist setting enhances the size of most diamond sizes, whether they are 0.25 carats, 0.30 carats or 0.40 carats.

Example 2. The Rosebud Engagement Ring

Rosebud engagement ring

Another floating style – the Rosebud engagement ring exposes much of the diamond within a beautiful floral design. The diamond sits a little way into the setting with a small edge over the diamond. Although popular, the Unity ring design tends to be a more popular choice by comparison.

Are floating diamond ring settings secure?

Floating diamond ring settings expose the diamond. As a result, the diamond is more vulnerable. Care must be taken not to damage the setting. In addition, we recommend ordering in the correct finger size. We don’t recommend size adjustments. Since the diamond is held under tension, changing the size can affect the structure of the ring. As a result, it may be easier for the diamond to loosen in the setting at some point in the future. Especially if knocked.

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.

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