There are dozens of recognizable engagement ring settings that suit a breathtaking variety of gemstone cuts as well as specialized mountings that cater to particular shapes. Choosing the perfect mounting is a highly personal experience. Though they are numerous, popular diamond ring settings include bezel, halo, channel, 3-stone and cathedral mounts. Unique settings are developing a following, and they appeal to shoppers desirous of custom-made pieces. Bezel and half bezel diamond settings cushion the stone for a flush top, with the bezel fully encircling the gem. Halo and double halo settings are incredibly fashionable; they frame the central stone in small Pave diamonds. Channel mountings are popular for wedding rings, with their continuous line of similarly sized stones, but they make for a dazzling accent feature. Three-stone rings place three stones, either all diamonds or a selection of one main stone and two accent jewels, at the peak of the ring. Finally, cathedral settings frame the main stone with arches, similar to a cathedral.