This is a type of setting where the gemstone is set into a piece of jewelry and completely surrounded by a metal perimeter. The outer rim of the metal is burnished, or bent over and smoothed out around the girdle of the gemstone. Bezel settings are extremely secure.
A metal rim or band that holds a stone in place. Cabochon- A smoothed, un-faceted, dome cut stone with a flat base. Cameo- A layered stone, shell, coral, or lava carved in relief. Camphor Glass- A term used to describe a rock crystal or colorless quartz. Ever so common in and around 1920's jewelry making. Carat- Unit of weight for gemstones.