“The most beautiful way of setting a stone…”
In 1979 goldsmiths at Niessing invented an incredible ring whose diamond solitaire appears to float freely, unsuported by bezel or claws, but held in place only by the tension of the ring. The gem is therefore visible from all sides, and can fully reveal its brilliance and its fire.
This amazing tension setting has become iconic in the jewellery world, and the thought and innovation that still go into Niessing designs today is mind-boggling. Tension rings are spring loaded to exert great pressure (about 12,000 pounds per square inch, since you asked) on the diamond, which keeps it firmly in place. Tiny etchings or groves in the metal provide a kind of shelf on which the edges of the stone rest – these keep the stone in the right position.
Our Niessing rings are almost always made to order, which allows customers to choose the perfect stone, style, and metal. Each ring is calibrated to the exact specifications of the particular diamond, so your ring will be unique to you.
The iconic Niessing ring is an example of beautiful craftsmanship. But why take my word for it? Below is a video from Niessing, so that you can see the making of a tension ring for yourself…