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What is a basket (in jewelry terms)?

We get it. Sometimes the terms in the custom design jewelry world get a little confusing. (We see the glazed over look when customers don’t understand the words we use so casually!)

A recent client asked: “What’s a basket?”

Jewelry education to the rescue! 

A basket head holds the center stone in place, usually with 4 or 6 prongs. The openings in the basket allow light to pass through the gem of your ring. (This provides more sparkle.) Practically speaking, the basket secures the stone and (when made correctly) provides comfortable wear.

Take a look at the video below. You’ll be able to easily identify the rose gold basket.

100 Years in Jewells Business

Today, Joseph Schubach builds upon his family's experience and continues the tradition with Joseph Schubach Jewelers, offering both intimate jewelry brokering in his Scottsdale, Arizona showroom and full-service online sales to clients from around the world, where he has maintained that personal customer connection in the virtual world.

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