Bezel describes a gemstone setting style. A bezel is a soft, thin frame of metal that secures a diamond or gemstone - unlike prongs, which are more like little tiny fingers of metal holding a gemstone in place. Aside from the striking visual beauty of a bezel, they are also built for comfort. The bezel setting is smooth and won’t catch on your cashmere sweater as easily as a prong set ring.
Bezel settings are often considered the darling of bold and jewelry design. However, bezels are extremely prevalent in ancient jewelry design - more so than prong settings. Roman, Byzantine and Etruscan designs feature bezels. So while you often see bezel-set rings filed under “Modern”, the concept is old as time.
There are lots of different ways to use a bezel setting in fine jewelry. A bezel setting can encompass a single central gem, or you can find multiple bezel settings all in a row that compose an eternity style band. You’ll also see small bezel-set diamond details in many Art Deco style rings.
No matter how you bezel-it-up, it’s good to know these main points about this setting style:
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7/6/2022 06:30:39 am
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8/23/2022 04:16:30 am
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3/1/2023 03:26:42 pm
Thank you for mentioning that a bezel setting can have a single central gem or a row of bezel settings can be combined to form an eternity-type ring. My sister wants the diamond on her ring to be bezel-set. I'll advise her to acquire the diamond bezel tool.
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