Jewelry Definition – Prong Setting

A prong setting, sometimes called a claw setting, holds gemstones in place with three or more small, finger-like extensions of metal that wrap up and over the edge of the stone, securing it in place. Prong settings are the most common type of setting for gemstones, particularly for solitaire engagement rings.

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Jewelry Definition – Platinum

Platinum is a grey-white, heavy, precious metal that is dense, malleable and resistant to corrosion and tarnishing.  For these reasons it is an excellent metal for jewelry making. Also because of these properties, platinum doesn’t have to be alloyed with other metals to the extent that gold does. Platinum used in jewelry is generally about…

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Jewelry Definition – Personal Jeweler

Personal Jeweler showing client to use a loupe

A Personal Jeweler is a jeweler who listens to their clients and provides them with their needs, wants, and desires. Communication is the key.  (He or) she is someone who really gets to know her clients.  She’s interested in the client and what they have to say.  Her clients feel comfortable with her.

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Jewelry Definition – Pave (pah-Vay)

 Pave is a type of setting in which multiple small gemstones are set together as close as possible—much like paving stones. Do you have a ring with a pave style setting that needs to be resized, but you’re worried about the cost?  Then check out ring #5 on my blog, How Much Does it Cost to…

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