Invisible Setting

Invisible settings, also know as serti invisible, are comprised of stones that have been calibrated to very close tolerances and are cut with grooved girdles that are locked into a thin wire framework. This allows large areas of jewelry to be coated "seamlessly" with gemstones. There are no prongs, bezel or other visible means of holding the stones. This process was perfected by Van Cleef & Arpels and patented by them in 1933.

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A Fine Wire Grid Supports the Invisibly Set Rubies in this Band.
Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.

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Invisibly Set Rubies Enhance this Feminine Band.
Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.