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Basket head – Jewelry Definition

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A basket head is a type of prong setting for gemstones.  It looks similar to a basket—thus the name.

Basket heads provide support and stability for the prongs.  Viewed from the side, basket heads can have one or two horizontal bars or can be quite ornate.

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