Prong Setting

What Is a Prong Setting?

A prong setting refers to the use of metal projections or prongs to secure a gemstone to a piece of jewelry.

It is a setting that is normally referred to by jewelers as a head, a claw-shaped type of binding.

Key Points

  • Prong setting engagement rings are often referred to as Tiffany setting rings.
  • The head can be handmade, cast, or die struck.
  • The head is made from precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum.
  • A prong setting is what holds the gem securely and allows the gem to be struck with more light and from more angles.


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