A cathedral setting is a popular jewelry setting, usually used for rings, and beloved in engagement ring styles. Reminiscent of the soaring arches of a cathedral, a cathedral setting features artistically crafted arches that frame the diamond or gemstone center stone in grandeur. Creating an elegant, graceful appearance, a cathedral setting also helps protect the center, which is especially important with softer stones such as opal, turquoise or lapis. And, perhaps the best part of all, cathedral settings offer maximum value because the arches make the diamond or gemstone center stone appear larger than it actually is.
Since cathedral settings sit over the band, it’s a great start for any style engagement ring. From halos to solitaires, twisted sides to diamond accents, when you begin with a cathedral setting there are big things in store.