R1H001, Cara with 6 claw basket setting.
What is a Basket Setting?
A basket setting is a form of claw setting, incorporating wire claws to create an open structure. Basket settings are particularly useful for holding larger gemstones and diamonds. Basket settings typically have between 6 and 12 claws surrounding the stone at equal distances, protecting the diamond and securing the stone at multiple points around the circumference of the girdle.
The above design (style reference Cara, R1H001) includes a supportive under-bezel, common amongst basket settings to prevent displacement of the wire claws and to hold the setting together. Modern styles of basket setting sometimes include consideration to a wedding-ring friendly fit. Look at the side-view provided above and take notice of the raised setting, which allows a plain, straight wedding ring to literally sit perfectly flush alongside the engagement ring.