Basket Settings for Diamond Rings

Basket setting for engagement ring

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.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.