'Setting' stones - what does that mean?

You'll find these settings at Blush Jewels

Many of the gold jewellery pieces from Blush Jewels contain 'stones'. These can include diamonds, zirconias or semi-precious stones such as quartz, agate, onyx or mother of pearl.We never use glue to attach stones, but instead always used what is known as a "setting": a technique for affixing one or multiple stones in a piece of jewellery. Each setting has a specific appearance, therefore influencing the way in which the stones come into their own. 

We have set out the various types of setting we use for you below.

  • Pavé setting

The pavé setting is one of the most commonly-used settings for smaller stones. The stones can be placed close to one another, giving the impression that the many small stones are forming a large one. This allows the stones to stand out in their own right and shine.

  • Chaton setting

The chaton setting, or claw setting, is one of the most frequently-used settings. The stone is fastened with 4 or 6 wire legs and stands on what is known as a resting board, which makes it even more solid. The open pavé setting allows light to shine through the stone, making it sparkle to the full.

  • Illusion setting

The illusion setting resembles the chaton setting, but features more stones which are affixed with wire legs, together giving the 'illusion' of a larger stone.

  • Rail setting

In a rail setting, a groove is made in a ring or other piece of jewellery into which the stones are slid. This works especially well with rectangular stones, since they fit together seamlessly. 

  • Smooth setting

To make a smooth setting, a hole or several holes are drilled in the piece of jewellery, large enough for the stone to fit into it precisely. This results in a sleek, modern look.  

One setting has a more modern look, while the another appears playful or modern. The reason why you fall for a particular ring, bracelet, earring or necklace may be very different, but the type of setting will certainly influence your choice.

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