For example, a Bezel setting is one of the most secure because the stone is covered and protected the entire way around. Prong settings tend to be less secure since they only partially cover the stone and they protrude outwards from the jewelry. However, the more prongs the setting has, the more secure your stone is. An 8 prong ring will be much more secure than a 3 prong ring.
To make sure your stones stay safe and secure, remember to gently check your stones settings every few weeks or so by following these easy steps:
First, visibly check the setting for any twisted, open or bent prongs, chipped stones, or worn down metal.
Second, softly tap on the stone with your fingernail to check for any visible movement. If the setting is secure the stone should not move.
Third, put the tip of your fingernail on the side of your stone and gently try to rock it back and forth. Again, you should not see any movement.
Lastly, gently shake the jewelry close to your ear and look out for any rattling sounds. That sound is an indication your setting might be worn down.