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Setting

The mount in which a gemstone is set in a finger ring, pendant, brooch, etc. The method in which a stone (or stones) is secured in a finger ring, either by a close setting or an open setting, in contrast to the method of incrustation.

There are many styles of settings and incrustations:

  • american setting
  • belcher setting
  • box setting
  • carved setting
  • claw setting
  • channel setting
  • cluster setting
  • collet setting
  • coronet setting
  • cramp setting
  • crown setting
  • cut-down setting
  • flush setting
  • grain setting
  • gypsy setting
  • illusion setting
  • marquise setting
  • millegrain setting
  • pavé setting
  • peg setting
  • roman setting
  • rub-over setting
  • square setting
  • thread setting
  • tiffany setting

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

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