A bezel setting has a metal rim that encircles the sides of a gemstone and extends slightly above it. The rim, or collar, can stretch around the gem's entire circumferance or around only a portion of it.
A bezel setting holds a gemstone securely, and the low, protective profile it creates makes a bezel setting a good choice for people with active lifestyles. A bezel setting can also be used to cover chips in a gem.
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