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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.