Today I thought that we would take a break from the jewellery and I could show you all the different settings that you can do with stones. I know that last week I had talked about how much I like a bezel setting and others may like a claw setting. Below is a picture of all the different kinds of settings for stones. I did not realize that there was a 3 claw setting until I looked at the picture. Or even that there are so many different settings!
What I found really interesting, is that there is a half bezel that I could do. This is more like the setting I like, but would let in more light for my diamonds to shine when set into a design. Boy, even I am learning going through this process. One of the other interesting ones when looking at the chart is in the last row on the left hand side. The way that they have done the claws (prong is the technical term) on this setting gives the stone a whole different look. This is called a 4 Prong Diagonal.
4 Prong Setting
Different kinds of settings
If you had a pear shaped stone, you may want to do a V-Prong on the tip of the Pear shape. This helps in protecting this narrow part of the stone. It really is a nice look too! In the picture above, they have even done the V-Prong/Chevron with a square stone as well. When deciding to make a piece of jewellery out of all the stuff that we don’t wear, it is very important to know what we like and don’t like in a setting. As you can see from the diagrams above, there are quite a few different ones to choose from.