A gold box which encases the edge of a gem and holds it to its mounting. Bezel setting were used exclusively in ancient times. Early goldsmiths found that soldering a strip of gold into the shape of a stone would hold the stone securely in place. Granulation, repousse, chasing, gold wires and enamel were often used to enhance or embellish a bezel setting. It was not until the early 20th century that the prong mounting, commonly referred to as the Tiffany setting, appeared.
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