Illusion Settings vs Invisible Settings for Engagement Rings

What is an Illusion Setting?

An impression setting boosts the viewed size of the diamond within a setting. Most illusion-set engagement rings provide a little diamond surrounded by patterned rare-earth element. As an outcome, the setting appears bigger from a range.

The total result of the provides an impression of a bigger diamond. There are numerous impression styles dealing with this idea. In addition to scale, a lot of impression set diamond rings appear bigger than their particular carat weights.

The impression setting is associated traditionally to the Frenchman OscarMassin— born in Li ège in1829 Following his apprenticeship from 1842 to 1851, he resided in Paris and discovered work as a bench jeweller. His promo in 1854 followed the discovery of his illustrations by the owner.

Another jeweller, Oscar Massin, designed the Illusion setting or ‘IllusorySetting‘, created to stress the noticeable size of a diamond. Interestingly, numerous antique and modern-day examples utilize the exact same standard concept for an improved result.

IllusionSolitaire Rings

Alternatively, some cluster ring styles simulate the look and size of a big single ( see solitaire diamond). Furthermore, the expense of such rings is typically far less than a single stone ring of the exact same size. Moreover, little faceted diamonds form a circular plan.

From a range, the combined result provides the impression of a solitaire engagement ring. Cleverly, the addition of 4 claws boosts the result. Typically, the claws are simply ornamental and serve no practical function.Illusion of a halo ring by the Starla cluster design

The look of a big main diamond, with a surrounding halo by the Starla impression solitaire engagement ring

Rings with Invisible Settings.

TheIllusion Setting must not be puzzled with the InvisibleSetting An unnoticeable setting shows the diamond in a really basic method. Furthermore, in numerous unnoticeable settings, the diamond appears to drift above the ring.

TheUnity engagement ring ( see Unity R1D078 on our style pages) includes a round fantastic cut diamond ‘floating’ undetectably within the setting. The diamond is held under stress in between each side of the setting.

Unity - a tension style solitaire design with an invisible setting

Alternative designs of undetectably set diamond rings

Another popular ring design includes a smooth plan of diamonds to offer the look of one big diamond. Here, we have 4 Princess cut diamonds set up within a solitaire style. Instead of a 1-carat single diamond, each diamond weighs 0.25 carats. As an outcome, the expense of the ring is considerably minimized.

To accomplish this result, the linking diamond edges include a special tongue-and-groove pattern. As an outcome, they mesh. However, we encourage care with such ring styles. Many stem from abroad jewellery makers.

Buyers regrettable to harm their ring and lose a diamond frequently have a hard time to set up a replacement diamond. In numerous such cases, the whole ring needs to be changed due to the distinct design of the diamond setting. In truth, some styles are achieved by setting diamonds in the wax design– and after that casting the ring with diamonds currently in location. This makes repair work incredibly hard on such ring styles.

Diagram to show a Princess cut engagement ring with invisible setting

Why pick an Illusion Setting?

Illusion settings frequently simulate a bigger single diamond (solitaire) style at a portion of the expense. In contrast to a solitaire ring, the expense is substantially less. Earlier ring designs set with one little diamond offered security to the diamond within the surrounding metal.

Diamond result wedding event rings

Illusion settings throughout the sparkle-cut wedding event ring style.

Illusion wedding event rings change the surface area of a wedding event ring. This imitates the result of diamonds. Ingeniously, this machined pattern provides the result of diamonds without the expense of the diamonds. Sometimes described as sparkle-cut wedding event rings, this design of ring is popular with nurses working within the NHS. For health factors, diamond set rings can not be used throughout work. As an outcome, the Sparkle Cut wedding event ring makes a lot of sense. Especially in white metals, the patterned result of diamonds works around the issue.

Diamond illusion created by the sparkle cut wedding ring

The sparkle-cut wedding event ring utilizes a comparable result to offer the look of diamonds.

Bespoke rings with impression settings

In summary, if you are searching for an impression set engagement ring, we supply a total bespoke style service. In addition to most setting types, we CAD style, craft and set totally custom ring designs. Compared to numerous high street jewellers, we develop jewellery separately for customers. Usually, customers call us in the very first circumstances for aid and assistance. However, potential customers can see our bespoke engagement ring page online, or view examples on our Instagram page.


My name is Mark and I’m creator at SerendipityDiamonds By day you’ll discover me operating in our display room– in a range of functions. My work (which I like) varies from photographing jewellery, to composing article and assisting customers with my coworkers Drina, Emily and Debbie.