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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Today's WORD-A-DAY: GYPSY SETTING


I haven't the foggiest why this type of setting is called "Gypsy," and if anyone knows the reason, we'd all be happy to find out. Usually used in rings, a gypsy setting is one where the stone is set into a deeply carved groove which has an etched star-shape on the surrounding surface, to accentuate the stone. This type of setting was very popular in the late Victorian era, and was also used in jewelry other than rings.

2 comments:

Gypsy Trading Company said...

What a gorgeous ring. Interesting on the term Gypsy. I have associated it with a lot of things. Mostly being wayward. :) Never knew it had a meaning in Jewelry.

Love these word a days!

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