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Stone Setting Styles
Prong setting

A prong setting, sometimes called a claw setting, is the most commonly used gemstone setting and is especially popular to display solitaire engagement rings. To create a prong setting, a gem is inserted into three or more metal prongs that form a basket-like base. The ends of the prongs are bent over and shaped so that they rest against the gem to hold it snugly in place.
The visible prong ends are often rounded, but they can be shaped into ovals, points, V-shapes, left flat or even formed into decorative shapes.


The visible prong ends are often rounded, but they can be shaped into ovals, points, V-shapes, left flat or even formed into decorative shapes.

A prong setting can be tall, perching the diamond well above the ring's band, or it can be short, with the stone resting closer to your finger.


Channel settings

pave settings
Pavé settings are made up of lots of small gemstones, often diamonds, set closely together. The gems are separated and held in place by little beads of the setting metal. The result is what looks like a continuous surface of diamonds or other gems.

Bezel settings
Facts about Bezel Settings
Diamonds and other gems are held in a bezel setting by a metal rim that encircles the sides of the stone and extends slightly above it. The rim, or collar, can stretch around the diamond's entire circumference, like the ring above, or around only a portion of it.
A bezel setting holds a diamond securely, and the low, protective profile it creates makes a bezel setting a good choice for people with active lifestyles. Another plus -- a bezel setting protect the edges of your diamond and can hide existing chips.
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