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About Invisible Settings in Jewelry
Invisible Diamond Setting

Princess cut diamonds in invisible setting adorn the sides of this ring

An exclusive design by Sun Jewelry, © Sun Jewelry

What Is an Invisible Setting?

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 gemstones sit side-by-side where they create the appearance of 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 shown on this page is a good illustration of a prong set, round, brilliant cut center diamond that's surrounded on the sides by princess cut diamonds in an invisible setting.

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