The place on jewelry, or the finding where a gem can be attached by one of several means, usually involving gripping the girdle of the stone. Setting also refers to the method or technique by which the stone is secured. The various setting methods were/are dependent on the technology available at the time the setting was made and the shape of the stone itself.

Stone Setting

Basket Mount

Basket Mount

Vintage Engagement Ring with Claw-Set Sapphire.

Claw Set

Flush Mount

Bead-Set Diamond Pave Dome Ring.

Bead Set

Closed Back

Gypsy Set Diamond Ring.

Gypsy Set

Prong Set

Russian Victorian-Style Diamond Belcher Ring.

Belcher Mount

Collet Set

Illusion Set

Retro Star-Set Diamond and Yellow Gold Band.

Star Set

Victorian Opal and Pearl Ring

Bezel Set

Edwardian Ring with Coronet-Set Diamonds and Burma Ruby.


Invisibly Set

Tube-Set Diamond in a Vintage French Ring.

Tube Set

Channel-Set French-Cut Diamond Band.

Channel Set

Crown Set

Pave Diamond Earrings.

Pavé Set