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CLAW

A claw setting is one in which the gemstone is secured via a number of metal 'claws' above the girdle of the stone, typically no less than four.  This method was an innovation of the late nineteenth century, and most famously featured in the 'Tiffany setting' invented by the famed American jeweller Tiffany & Co in the 1880s.  Prior to this gemstones were surrounded by a metal collet (or strip of metal formed around the girdle) which had the disadvantage of blocking light from passing through the gemstone.



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