Channel settings do not include prongs, beads or any fixtures between diamonds. Instead, the diamonds are set closely together and are held in place by metal bars on each side. Channel-set diamonds are generally larger than pavé diamonds and smaller than shared prong diamonds. Channel settings offer a continuous sparkle all the way around the band and present a clean, contemporary appearance. They are also idea for anyone with an active lifestyle. Channel rings may be further customized with your choice of metal as well as a number of prong options and band treatments.