A metal rim gently secures a gemstone in place by the girdle. The bezel setting guards the gem from damage, yet does not block light from creating brilliance.
A way of securing a stone with a thin band of metal around the edge. It can be imitated with a thin snake of clay.
A gold tube that a gemstone is set in. Bezel setting is also the art of setting gemstones in a bezel. The outer rim of a bezel is burnished, or bent over and smoothed out around the girdle of a gemstone. A bezel setting is an extremely secure one. Sometimes, a white gold bezel can actually make a diamond look larger because the color of the metal blends with the diamond.