Channel settings are a very popular choice for engagement and wedding rings. Let’s take a look at how this type of mounting is made and what its pros and cons are. What Is a Channel Setting? A channel setting is a type of mounting in which gemstones are set into a channel made from two metal strips. The stones set in such a way form a row and can run along the entire band of the ring. Pros of Channel Settings are safety and No problems with prong. One of the biggest advantages of channel settings is that the stones in them are very safe. Since the gemstones are put in a channel, it is not easy for them to fall out. In addition, they are well protected against accidental hits that may chip them. No problems with prongs: Prong settings have their upsides and downsides. One of the issues with prongs is that they can bend and then start snagging your clothes. Also, with time, prongs wear thin and can easily break, making your stones more likely to fall out. These issues do not exist with channel settings, which are very suitable if you do work that makes it easier for your ring to catch on things.