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The anatomy of a solitaire diamond engagement or wedding ring

The anatomy of a solitaire diamond engagement or wedding ring

The anatomy of a single stone with a diamond engagement or wedding ring VisionGold®

When it comes to buying an engagement or wedding ring, there is more to it than meets the eye. Not only does the ring have to have the perfect combination of light, color and sparkle, but there are many other things that make up the anatomy of a diamond ring. See the in-depth anatomy of a single stone diamond engagement or wedding ring in the image below:

VisionGold® Anatomy of a single stone engagement or wedding ring


The binding consists of the upper part of the monolith and is usually made of white gold or platinum and holds the diamond in place. Here are some different types of diamond binding that you can find in a single stone engagement ring:

Four teeth or nails: With four teeth or nails there will be less metal holding the center stone, making the diamond the main attraction of the monolithic diamond engagement or wedding ring.

Six teeth or claws: Bonding with six teeth or claws is known to hold a diamond more firmly in place. It also offers more protection for the diamond than tying the four teeth.

Bonding with double teeth: Bonding with double teeth is a binding with four teeth that are divided into smaller teeth; making this four teeth turn into eight teeth. It securely holds the diamond in place while giving the ring a sleek look and feel. The double nails are placed very close and add to the overall design and appearance of a single stone diamond engagement or wedding ring.

Corner binding: In most cases, square diamonds, such as princess and marquise, and heart-shaped diamonds need a little more protection, especially at the corners. Binding with corners will help protect these corners and prevent them in everyday use.

Binding with a stick: A binding with a stick consists of a piece of metal, which perfectly surrounds the entire center diamond while holding it firmly in place.

Half-stitch binding: A half-stitch binding holds the center stone in place, embracing the opposite sides of the diamond with metal.

Binding with bars: Binding with bars has small metal bars on the side of the diamond, which holds the center stone in place. Only half of the diamond is covered with metal leaving enough space for the diamond to shine.

The base, also known as the 'frame', is the lower part of the ring that hugs your finger and is made of 18K white gold or platinum gold.The type or style of stem you choose will affect the design and overall appearance of single stone diamond engagement or wedding ring.The stem can be left plain or placed with side stones.An engagement ring is available in the following types of "frames":

Straight base: If you want a straight base in an engagement ring with a straight torso, the entire design around the ring will have the same width from the base to the back of the "frame".

Gradient base: In contrast to the straight "frame", its width with a gradient base will become narrower the closer we get to the top. This type of base is especially popular in classic single stone rings, where the emphasis is on the diamond center.

Inverted Degradate base: The side on the side of the center stone becomes wider towards the bottom of the ring.

Knife base: The base of the knife base is known as the sharp rectangular edge found at the top of the monolith.

Opposite base: The sides opposite the center diamond are open giving the ring an elegant look.
A straight base is a classic circular profile commonly found in diamond engagement ring designs.

D-base: The D-base is typically known as the European base. The D-base gives the impression that the bottom of the ring is square and not round.

Raised base: The Raised base of the ring uses metal bows to hold and increase the height of the diamond.

Overlay or overlay member: The overlay trunk is where the tape on each side of the center monolith overrides each other to give it the appearance of an overlay.


The diamond feature is engraved on the metal inside the ring. The trademark of our jewelry workshop: VisionGold. Each monolith will contain the seal of the metal used, ie: 750 in the case of 18K gold and 950 in the case of platinum. Other details such as the center diamond used may also be engraved on the inside of the trunk.

Did you know that VisionGold offers a free engraving service with every single stone engagement ring purchase? The service allows you to add a personalized note to the ring giving you the opportunity to engrave a special message to your loved one inside the base.

The anatomy of a diamond ring is truly fascinating. Make sure you review the infographic before buying a diamond designer engagement ring for your soulmate. If you need help with the engagement ring to buy a single stone ring for the love of your life, visit our VisionGold jewelry workshop. We will help you choose the ideal monolith for your favorite !!!!

Posted on 06/28/2021 0 236

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