Closed-Back Setting

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Closed settings are used when it is desirable to have metal behind the stone so that no part of the stone below the girdle is visible. Early rings were set this way. Sometimes foil or paint was put on the back of the stone before setting to change or enhance its color or appearance.

Georgian Citrine Pin with Closed-Back Setting - Front.
Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.
Georgian Citrine Pin with Closed-Back Setting - Reverse.
Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.
Lang Antiques
Lang Antiques