box set·ting | ˈbäks ˈse-tiŋ
A stone, enclosed in a box-shaped setting with metal edges that are pressed down to hold the stone in place
There are many types of stone settings for jewelry pieces that contain a stone or diamonds. One such setting is called the box setting. This type of stone setting is completely enclosed and holds down the stone with metal braces. A box setting may be used on a variety of different jewelry types with gemstones or diamonds, including a ring, necklace, earring, or bracelet. With a box setting, the stone is completely encircled by the metal box that is holding it down. As such, the setting becomes a decorative part of the piece of jewelry, adding to its aesthetics and flair. Jewelry pieces with a box setting for their stones typically have an open back that exposes that back of the stone, which is why the box is formed around the stone to hold it securely. This type of jewelry setting initially became popular and commonplace during the Victorian era.