Open Back Setting

Open Back Setting

Open Back Setting An open back setting is one that allows a transparent gem to be set so that light can be transmitted through the stone from front to back. Developed in the 18th century, they were not widely used until the Victorian Era. The early versions of these...
Pavé

Pavé

Pavé Pavé translates as a paving-stone setting. In this technique many small stones are set very close together in order to cover an entire piece, concealing the metal. The stones are held in place by small burrs of metal pushed over the girdle of the stone and are...