Gents diamond set wedding & commitment bands

Too bling or not too bling? that is the question

Many men like the idea of having diamonds set into their wedding ring but are concerned it will look feminine. Well, it's good to consider the fact that diamond set wedding bands & commitment bands can vary enormously in design. Some have stones set in a subtle place, others have a simple cut of gem (like a bagutee cut), others are intentionally more flamboyant.

Below is a series of photos of gents bands that start extremely subtle & build gradually to more eye-catching diamond set designs. Take a look.....

We begin with a diamond set inside a band. This can be done for sentimental reasons (ie a diamond from an inherited ring). Not seen when worn, but the wearer & their partner always know it's there...

gents band with diamond set inside & hand engraving

As mentioned in our 'Living on the edge!' blog post on April '12, setting gems on the wall thickness of a band give a subtle detail that can look amazing...

platinum ring channel set with diamonds in wall

platinum ring channel set with diamonds in wall

Another way of having a diamond set into a gents wedding or commitment band without it being to refractive (sparkly!) is to choose a simple cut of diamond. Baguette cut diamonds do not have many facets underneath. This means although they do catch the light they do not do so as much as the more common round, brilliant cut diamond...

18ct white square gents ring with baguette diamond

Here, round cut diamonds are set in between an engraving (the wedding date in Roman numerals). These diamonds served to divide up the numerals whilst adding an eye-catching feature at the same time...

gents diamond set roman numeral band (ladies in background)

In this ring we grain set tiny (1mm wide) diamonds along wires at random intervals. At first the wires seem textured, but then it becomes more apparent that they really catch the light due to the fully cut round diamonds...

18ct white gold gents diamond set vertical wire ring

Now we are getting braver. The wide width of this band (aprox 10mm) meant that it remained very masculine despite a channel set row or round diamonds. That was the key to this design. If it was narrower there would be a far lower metal-to-diamond ratio & it would not have worked. Using 2 colours of gold also added rails that framed the stones...

bi-colour diamond set gents bevelled band

Thanks to one of our very skilled diamond setters this ring looked amazing when finished. Again using a wide band was the key. This ring also used diamonds that graduated in size. In some areas the stones were tiny, but even in the parts with the larger diamonds there was always plenty of gold visible to keep the ring looking masculine.

gents graduating channel set diamonds in 18ct yellow gold

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