The metal ring that surrounds the diamond in a bezel setting ensures that it is adequately protected from any harm. A bezel is extremely secure, maybe the most secure of all setting kinds. Because the bezel is normally above the diamond's girdle, the stone is always securely secured in place. The only way to remove the diamond from its bezel is to cut away at the metal with a sharp instrument.
In general, diamonds are very resistant to damage or destruction. The human body is also quite resistant to many types of damage or destruction. For example, you cannot swallow a diamond but you can eat food which has been exposed to radiation. The best protection against loss is therefore to keep your diamond safe and secure in a bank deposit box. Even there, however, it is still possible for losses to occur. If a deposit box company locks their boxes and loses the key, then it is impossible to open the box. Some people try to use force to break open the lock; others will simply break off the lock's locking mechanism. Either way, this means that someone else can access the contents of the box.
It is recommended that you change the combination on your box regularly. This will help to ensure that nobody else can open it even if they find the code written down inside.
People who work in a vault will usually have a safe environment where diamonds can be kept safe.
Bezel position A bezel setting is when the diamond (or stone) is completely surrounded by metal. Because of its endurance, this setting type is one of the most secure, making it excellent for individuals who lead an active lifestyle. This type is very simple to clean and maintain owing to the lack of prongs. The only drawback to this style is that they can look plain/boring/flat on some rings.
Bezel position B bezel settings have a metal band that goes around the outside of the ring, covering about two-thirds of the face. Like the previous option, this type of setting is simple to clean and maintain, but it can look a bit fancy or extravagant. Bezel position B rings are usually more expensive than their bezel-less counterparts because they use quality materials for maximum durability and beauty.
Prong setting Prongs are small hooks that go inside the hole of the ring band to hold the gem in place. They're easy to maintain and clean, but like all parts of the ring that contact the skin, they can get dirty over time from dirt and oil. If not cleaned regularly, this could lead to infection. Prongs can be removed and replaced if they become loose or if you want to change the look of the ring.
Loop setting Loops are similar to prongs except that they're curved instead of straight.
A bezel setting is a type of setting in which the diamond is encircled by a metal rim rather than held in place by the four or six prongs seen in a solitaire setting. The term comes from the French word bézelle, which means "little ring." This setting was first used on jewelry made in the 16th century for King Henry VIII of England.
Bezel settings are commonly used on rings because they allow for more useable space inside the ring. This is particularly important for large diamonds that you don't want to cover up with another stone.
The bezel setting also allows for some design flexibility. If needed, two stones with different colors or qualities can be set into one ring to create a unique look. Of course, this cannot be done with a plain band setting.
There are two main types of bezel settings: internal and external. In an internal bezel setting, the inner circle is made of gold or silver and the outer circle is made of harder material such as platinum. With external bezels, both circles are made of one piece of metal. They just have a gap between them where the stone is placed.
Both types of bezels can hold any number of diamonds or other gems.