Types of Stone Settings

 

The Prong Setting

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Of the most popular and well known types of settings, the prong setting or prong mount refers to the use of metal projections or tines, called prongs, to secure a gemstone to a piece of jewelry. You can do a 2 prong setting or even up to 8 prongs. 

 

Cluster Setting

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In a cluster setting, smaller diamonds are set closely together to either resemble a large diamond (see pic 2) or are set closely together to resemble the inside of a geode. (see pic 1)


Bezel Setting

A bezel setting is when the diamond or gemstone is completely encircled in precious metal. In other words, it creates sort of a metal "halo" around the stone.

 

Channel Setting

A channel setting is when the gemstones or diamonds are set into a channel made from two strips of metal. The stones are set in such a way that they form a row and can run along the entire band. These are most popular in wedding bands. 

 

Pave Setting

Pave settings are a type of setting that consists of small diamonds or gemstones on the band, like a channel setting, but are fastened by little droplets of metal that look like beads. This setting is also known as a Beaded Channel Setting. 

 

Inlay Setting

Bull Inlay Signet
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Inlay is used with softer gemstones that are not traditionally faceted. Some of these gemstones include turquoise, lapis, black onyx, malachite, jet black and opal. 

 

Gypsy Setting

Gypsy Setting Horseshoe Ring

A gypsy setting, also known as flush setting, is when the diamond or gemstone appears to sit flush with the surface of the metal. Similar to a bezel where the crown of the stone is the only exposed area. 

 

 

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