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The invisible setting is a truly stunning jewelry style that showcases gemstones without any visible metal prongs or settings. This technique creates a captivating illusion, thus making the gemstones appear as if they are magically suspended!

While color stones are often used in the invisible gem setting, there is a wide range of other gemstone options available for you to explore…

Gemstones Suitable for the Invisible Setting

So, which types of gemstones are best suited to the invisible gem setting style?

  • Diamonds: Known for their exceptional brilliance, durability, and being a girl’s best friend; diamonds are a popular choice for the invisible setting. Their transparent nature allows them to seamlessly blend into the design, creating a wonderful, mesmerising effect. Additionally, diamonds have a hardness level of 10, meaning they can be cut multiple times without sustaining damage.
  • Sapphires: With their vibrant colors and exceptional hardness, sapphires make an excellent choice for the invisible setting. Blue sapphires are particularly striking and lend a touch of elegance to any jewelry piece. Additionally, sapphires, like blue sapphire, are one type of corundum and have a hardness level of 9, which means they can be cut multiple times without sustaining damage.
  • Rubies: Symbolizing passion and love, rubies add a bold and luxurious element to the invisible setting. Their intense red color contrasts beautifully with the surrounding, are one type of corundum and have a hardness level of 9, which means they can be cut multiple times without sustaining damage.

Unique Characteristics of Gemstones in the Invisible Setting

Here’s a closer look at the unique characteristics of gemstones in an invisible setting:

  • Hardness: Gemstones with higher ranks on the Mohs scale, such as diamonds, rubies and sapphires, are more suitable for the invisible setting as they are less prone to scratches and damage. 
  • Transparency: Transparent gemstones like diamonds allow more light to pass through, enhancing their brilliance in the invisible setting.
  • Color Saturation: Gemstones with intense color saturation, such as rubies and sapphires, create a sparkling effect for the stones by arranging them closely together without prongs , capturing attention in the invisible setting.
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Between Gemstone Color and the Invisible Setting Design

Now let’s talk about the interplay between gemstone color and an invisible setting design:

  • Contrast: The invisible setting ring design allows the gemstone’s color to shine through without any visible metal distractions. As such, choosing gemstones with contrasting colors to the metalwork creates a visually captivating effect.
  • Harmonious Tones: Selecting gemstone colors that complement the metal’s hue creates a harmonious and balanced look. For example, pairing warm-colored gemstones with yellow gold or cool-colored gemstones with white gold/silver.

Popular Gemstone Choices for Specific Jewelry Pieces

  • Engagement Rings: Diamonds are the classic choice for invisible setting ring styles due to their timeless beauty and durability. Sapphires, with their rich blue color, are also gaining popularity!
  • Earrings: Gemstones like rubies ans sapphires add a touch of glamour to invisible earrings and invisible stud earrings. Their vibrant colors make a statement and enhance the wearer’s style.
  • Pendants and Necklaces: Diamonds are a popular choice for invisible necklace and pendant designs as they create a dazzling centerpiece. Sapphires and rubies can also be used to add a pop of color and individuality.
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The invisible setting jewelry technique offers endless possibilities for showcasing gemstones in a captivating.

Whether you choose diamonds, sapphires, rubies, or any of the other many precious gemstones that suit this style, each one brings its own unique characteristics to the invisible gem setting design.Want to get a collection of invisible setting jewelry? Perhaps you have a certain style or design in mind and can’t seem to find what you are looking for? Whatever the case, let Charisma Gems, one of the leading jewelry manufacturers in Thailand, guide you.

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