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