FAQ: What is a French-Set Engagement Ring?

French-set diamonds are small diamonds raised with tiny prongs around the ring band. The look creates the effect of a single, continuous line of sparkle. French-set bands often have more sparkle than any other type of diamond band, since they allow the most light to enter the diamonds.

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The style was popularized in the 1920s, as part of the art deco fine jewelry trend. A new technique at the time, it was used to make jewelry look more dazzling and luxurious.

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Diamonds can be French-set along the band or as a halo surrounding the center stone. Some of our best-selling styles feature French-set diamonds!

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