Many Setting techniques are used to set and secure diamonds and gemstones in fine jewelry and when executed with precision and skill, they greatly enhance the beauty of precious jewelry.

For example, the classic prong diamond setting gives the stone greater prominence while reducing the appearance of the metal, and the contemporary bezel setting creates the illusion of a larger diamond adding a more dramatic effect.

Please see the following information on the most popular modern setting styles.

Prong Setting

In this classic jewelry setting, two or more prongs wrap around the crown of a stone to secure it in place. Also known as a claw setting, this mounting style minimizes the amount of metal used, allowing extra light to pass through a diamond or gemstone.

Heart Shaped Prong Set

This is Amoro's romantic interpretation of classic prong setting where the tips of the prongs are crafted into Heart Shapes. This exclusive setting requires a little extra gold and most importantly extra attention to detail insuring not only a romantic touch but also extra security for important stones.

Shared Claw Set

In a variation of the classic 4 prong stone setting, prongs are wrapped around the crown of two adjacent stones to secure them in place. This type of setting minimizes the presence of metal, allowing more light to pass through a diamond or gemstone.

Bar Setting

A secure variation of the traditional prong setting, where diamonds or gemstones are secured in place between two vertical metal walls on either side of each stone.

Pave Setting

A Pave or Bead Setting refers directly setting a diamond or gemstone directly into metal using tiny chisels. A hole is drilled in the metal surface the same size of the stone. The stone is inserted into the hole and the tiny chisels are used to lift and push a tiny bit of metal over the edge of the stone. Micro Pave Setting requires a specially adapted microscope to set very tiny stones.

Channel Setting

Diamonds or gemstones are secured in place between vertical metal walls, creating a smooth channel. In the contemporary channel setting, the stones are nestled side by side with no metal in between.

Bezel Setting

A metal rim surrounds a diamond or gemstone by the girdle to secure it in place. The secure Bezel setting style can create the illusion of a larger stone.

Burnished or Flush Setting

Burnish Setting, (also sometimes referred to as Flush Setting), is similar to bead setting, but instead of lifting beads of gold to secure the diamond after the stone is inserted into the space, a burnishing tool is used to push the metal all around the stone. The stone will be roughly flush with the surface, bearing a burnished or rubbed edge around it.

Invisible Setting

Invisible Setting diamonds requires special preparation where grooves are cut into each gemstones girdle. In this stone setting, the diamond can be set into pre prepared gold rails so that metal is not visible between the stones. Using a small wooden dowel as a punch, stones are tapped lightly with a chasing hammer. The downward force causes the thin tips of the rails to flare outward, filling the grooves and locking the stone in place. This style of stone setting requires great skill and only experienced setters can invisible set diamonds to perfection. Amoro's Quattour diamond rings feature perfect invisible set diamonds.