Head – Jewelry Definition
A head is a three to six pronged gemstone setting. Heads are cast separately from the main body design of the jewelry piece.
Later, depending on the gemstone that will be set, the selected head is soldered onto the main body of the piece.
This is done so different shapes and sizes of gems can be set onto a piece of jewelry per the wishes of the customer.
If you want a learn about replacing heads, check out my other blog post:
Ring Disasters, Re-tipping vs. a New Head
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