The foundation that keeps a gemstone or material in place is referred to as the Setting Type. Each setting type is designed to enhance the beauty of the stones as well as the radiance of a jewellery piece. If you're wondering what form of setting is ideal for you, we've broken down some of the most frequent and regularly used setting types.
The Collet or Bezel setting
The collet setting, also known as a bezel setting, is made out of a metal ring or rim that rises at 90 degrees to reach the target surface. It is intended to encircle the outside edge of a gemstone. The collet's top edge is then dropped onto the crown of the stone, securing the gem in place.
The Gypsy or Roman setting
A gypsy ring traditionally had a rounded, tapering yellow gold band dotted with three equally-sized round-cut gemstones in a row. Designers are continuously playing on this template: in white or rose gold, with one or more stones, emerald-cut or pear-shaped.
The Claw Setting
A claw setting (or prong setting) occurs when little metal prongs extend up and around the top edge of the central gemstone to attach it. A claw setting typically consists of four or six claws with a variety of profiles ranging from rounded to V-shaped.
The Beaded setting
Bead-set gemstones are put on top of a tiny hole punched into the metal's surface. Once the stone has been suitably positioned, little metal beads are lifted from the surrounding surface to secure it in place.