Head – Jewelry Definition

image-of-jewelry-headA 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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Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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