9 Pendants to look at

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by Mari Y. Ridget

Jewelry has been a part of our culture for hundreds of years now. Pendants are no exception. I put together nine of the most popular pendant settings along with a brief description and photo of each. Some misconstrue pendants and necklaces as the same, however, there a few differences between the two., A pendant is a small piece of jewelry that can be attached to a catena and WORN on different parts of your body as an anklet, bracelet, or necklace. A necklace is a jewelry that is worn around the neck ONLY and will usually comprise a metal chain. At times, necklaces also consist of multiple stones linked together on a chain. (example of necklace on left, pendant on right)

 

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Prong Setting. The most common setting; with 4 metal tacks on each of its corners, holding the stone in its place.

 

 

Solitaire Setting. A necklace with a single stone, usually a diamond. The stone stands by itself on a chain, typically made of white or yellow gold.

 

 

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Bezel Setting. An easy way to mount stones on pendants and other jewelry. Unlike the prong setting, the bezel setting surrounds the stone with a metal band.

 

 

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Tension Setting. This refers to where the diamond is held in place with pressure rather than with prongs. The band’s metal holds the stone in a tight grasp.

 

 

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Pave Setting. This is mainly used with diamonds, as the diamonds will shine with brilliance when set. The pave setting is widely popular for rings and pendants alike.

 

 

Halo Setting

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Bar Setting. A unique setting in which it holds the stone(s) in place. In contrast to prong and bezel setting; (where the stone is held by frames or metal tacks,) the bar setting is held in position by one or two bars erected on either side of the stone.

 

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Cluster Setting. In this setting, groups of small mounted diamonds are clustered together; making an illusion of a large SOLITAIRE diamond. The cluster setting is cost-efficient and a fraction of the price even when the weight is even.

 

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Flush Setting. Not as well-known as the others, the flush setting is one of the most unique and stylish settings there is. It features a metal band with the stones flush against the metal, forming a glossy and glowing design.

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