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A Close Up Look at Invisible Settings in Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

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What Is an Invisible Setting?

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Princess cut diamonds in invisible setting adorn the sides of this ring
An exclusive design by Sun Jewelry, © Sun Jewelry
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The invisible setting technique was developed in France more than two centuries ago. Grooves in each stone's girdle slip into a metal framework below the surface, but the metal cannot be seen, so stones sit side-by-side, creating a solid surface of gems.

Jewelry designers use invisible setting techniques to create the illusion of larger diamonds in engagement rings and wedding rings. The ring below has a prong set, round brilliant cut center diamond that's surrounded on the sides by princess cut diamonds in an invisible setting. Photo courtesy of Sun Jewelry.

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