7 Best Bezel Set Engagement Rings (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



With it's classic look and elegance, a bezel set ring can be a stunning choice for any couple to share and cherish. But understanding exactly what a bezel set engagement ring is, and knowing what it looks like, couples can decide if a bezel ring will best represent the depth and uniqueness of their own romance.


In this guide, we will explain the following:

  • What is a bezel setting?
  • Bezel set history
  • Meaning and symbolism
  • Stability and protection
  • Number five
  • Peace and harmony
  • Popularity
  • Choosing a bezel set ring

What is a Bezel Setting?

The bezel setting is a simple thin metal rim that surrounds the outside or encircles the diamond or gemstone helping to protect it and keep it secure. This setting offers the center stone an increased ring of protection not given by any other type of setting. However, there’s nothing simple about the bezel settings classic beauty. The bezel set adds an elegance that draws the eye to immediately view the brilliance and dispersion of the center stone making it the focal point. This showcases the center diamond and give off its vintage flair while protecting the diamond like no other setting can.


• Bezel Set History

The bezel setting is known as one of the oldest types of settings. Bezel settings were preferred by Roman and Egyptian jewelers, and continued their popularity throughout the early 1900's and reached its apex during the 1940's and 1950's. This elegant setting has continued its popularity today with jewelers giving it a fresh modern feel with a vintage vibe. Whether your center gemstone is a diamond, ruby or any type of gemstone, or surrounded by smaller diamonds, the bezel setting is the perfect one to convey the significance and meaning of your ring.

Meaning and Symbolism

There is a great deal of symbolism behind this timeless setting. Couples can consider different aspects of the shape’s symbolism when choosing an engagement ring, including…

• Stability and Protection

The bezel setting is traditionally a symbol of stability and protection, ideal for a couple to show how strong their relationship is. Bezels also represent unity, cooperation, compassion and devotion to one another making it a wonderful choice for a bride-to-be.

Suzanne was amazing! I utilized the layaway service and it was a breeze. Ring made its way to Texas and was even more gorgeous in person."
 Chloe G verified buyer

• Number Five

The circumference of a bezel set brings to mind symbolism of the number five, including affection, devotion and tenderness. Any of these connections can be a lovely symbolism for any couple to share.

• Peace and Harmony

The energy of the bezel setting symbolizes how a couple is beginning to seek peace and harmony in order to build their life together. A bezel set engagement ring, then, can be a lovely symbol of the beginning foundation of a couple’s marriage. 

Strength and Protection

A bezel setting can be the perfect choice for an engagement ring. Couples may choose a bezel setting for its vintage, or antique, feel yet knowing it affords it protection like no other setting. Many vintage rings that feature old European cuts and semi precious gemstones are ideal in bezel set solitaire rings to showcase their timeless beauty. 

My experience with Vintage Diamond Ring was so excellent I really had to think about it for a while. First their selection of jewelry is profound. The quality is superior.”

 Claude P verified buyer

Bezel Set Popularity

A recent survey taken by 5.2% of the population have chosen a bezel set engagement ring, with the most popular style as solitaire followed by halo, three stone and channel set rings.


Choosing a Bezel Set Ring?

The bezel set is known as an elegant, classic setting offering strength and protection. This setting is ideal for a couple who wants to show how strong their relationship is.  Couples may choose a bezel setting for a variety of reasons. Depending on the era, metal and overall ring design a bezel ring can be much more affordable than other diamond or three stone engagement rings. The symbolism of a bezel set engagement ring can capture a couple’s strength and stability while showing their fashionable flair. Whatever the reason, choosing a bezel set ring gives a bride-to-be a glorious, beautiful connection to the wonderful and rich history of engagement rings.


Antique Engagement Rings For Everyone:

No matter which era is your favorite, these time-honored rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.

Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:

Antique diamond cuts are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and faceting. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of bezel set rings today!


Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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