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Tuesday, March 9, 2010


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.


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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