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.
- 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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