visit our london showroom to discuss your ideas - book your consultation

Channel Engagement Ring Setting


When it comes to engagement rings, there are countless options available. From solitaires to halos, there are endless designs to choose from. However, one design that has remained a timeless classic is the channel ring setting.

What is a channel ring setting?

A channel ring setting is a type of ring setting where diamonds or other precious gemstones are securely  set in place into a channel between two metal walls along the band. A channel ring setting can be seen on engagement ring designs but also on wedding bands and eternity rings.

Channel ring settings popularity

The channel ring setting has been a popular choice for decades and has stood the test of time. Despite it being around for decades, a channel setting does offer a contemporary aesthetic with its sculptural metal elements.

Not only is the channel setting a great choice for those who want a ring that is durable and low maintenance, it’s also a secure and durable choice. Due to the way the small stones are set, they’re securely held in place and protected by the metal walls, making it less likely for them to fall out or get damaged. This makes a channel ring setting a brilliant choice for those who lead a more active lifestyle or who heavily use their hands day to day. 

Personal preferences

When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, it’s all about what works for the wearer. The channel ring setting is a great choice for those who are looking for a secure setting style that doesn’t compromise on 

The design’s simplicity allows the focus to be drawn to the diamonds and the lustrous finish of the precious metal holding them in place. Whether you prefer a traditional round emerald shaped diamond or a more modern shape like a pear or marquise, the channel setting is incredibly versatile–it’ll work with a whole host of stone shapes and sizes. Channel setting rings can also be crafted in platinum or 18ct white gold, yellow gold and rose gold to suit your personal style and preferences.

Expert opinion

The channel ring setting is a timeless classic that, if the past few decades are anything to go by, will always be in stye. It’s not exclusively the design that wins the hearts of its wearers, but the durability of the channel setting also makes it a great choice for those who lead an active lifestyle.

We don’t recommend wearing your ring while playing sports, doing gardening, washing up etc. and we recommend cleaning your ring every few weeks. You can learn how to clean your ring from home here

We also offer a complimentary lifetime annual care package service to our UK, US & EU customers. You can send your ring into us every year to be cleaned and inspected. This service will leave you with a gloriously clean ring, but may also prevent the loss of stones and extend the life of your jewellery.

Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring, wedding band, or eternity ring, the channel setting is a wonderful choice that will stand the test of time. Its streamlined design is perfect for those looking for a more modern and contemporary look, while its durability suits those who lead an active lifestyle.

This website uses cookies. For more information, please read our cookies policy.