What's Prong Setting for Cubic Zirconia Stones?

Prong setting refers to the use of metal projections or tines, called prongs, to secure a gemstone to a piece of jewelry. A prong setting is one component of what is known in the jewelry business as a head, a claw-shaped type of binding (typically 4 or 6 individual prongs per head) that is welded or soldered to a jewelry item in order to mount (or set) a gemstone to the jewelry item. The head can be handmade, cast or die struck, and it is made from some type of precious metal, such as gold, silver and platinum.

Heads used to prong set a gemstone come in a variety of sizes and shapes, depending on the shape of the cubic zirconia gemstone, the size of cubic zirconia. The regular shapes of heads used in stone setting include round, oval, octagon, asscher, square, marquise, pear, heart and trillion.

Prong setting is easy to mount cubic zirconia stones and it's popular setting for jewelry industrial. 

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