When looking at a piece of jewelry that you may be interested in purchasing, it it important to note the setting the jeweler has used to create the piece. By doing so, it will help you if the piece ever needs to be repaired as well as the maintenance needed. To help you understand the terms the jewelry industry uses for jewelry settings, here is a list of seven common settings you will most likely see.
Prong Setting: Is when metal prongs clamp down and hold onto the gemstone in a piece of jewelry (usually 4 or 6 prongs per gemstone).
Each setting is unique, do you have a favorite?
by Gregg Nosaji, Contributing Editor for ChasingTreasure.com, online retailer of jewelry boxes, jewelry armoires and jewelry related gifts. Gregg is an event consultant and writes about gift ideas and special occasions.