Get to know basic DIAMOND SETTING
    Placing gemstones on the body is one of significant steps for making jewelry. There are many types of setting each of which can renders unique style and design. The objective for setting is to fix gemstone with the metal body. Below are some of setting types:


1. PRONG SETTING
    This prong setting has been one of the most popular methods. It has prongs connected to the gallery supporting gemstone. The end of each prong bends to one another and attaches to the edge of gemstone. Number of prong can vary from 3, 4 or 6 prongs.
Apart from round setting, its shape can be in triangular or boat head for gemstones with angular cut e.g. marquise, pear or rectangular shape etc.


2. BAZEL SETTING
    Bazel setting features raised metal surrounding and covering the edge of gem.



3. CHANNEL SETTING
    Channel setting manifests line setting where gems are placed in straight line without metal partitioning between gems but they are locked by metal rims in parallel.



4. PAVE SETTING
    Pave setting uses small gems to place in band each of which is fixed by scooping metal around gems and molding in round shape like fish roes for fixing with gems. Usually there are 4 small fish-roe like gem more or less.



5. FLUSH SETTING
    Flush setting looks like bezel setting but gems are placed in the metal and no bezel is seen. The hole of similar size of each gem will lock it with metal while gem surface will be leveled with surface of the body.



6. TENSION SETTING
    Tension setting applies pressure from metal of both sides to hold gems with small groove attaching with the edge of gem. Metal used for this setting type should therefore have hardness. Tension setting is popular for platinum.



7. INVISIBLE SETTING
    Invisible setting is usually applied to angular shape gems. The body features mesh-like structure for supporting each gem and blade-like structure for locking gem. This setting type features table-like pattern and no metal is seen between the edges of gems.