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Bead and  "pavé" setting

Bead setting is a generic term for setting a stone directly into the metal. A tiny hole is drilled directly into the metal surface, and then the stone is inserted into that space, and a tiny bit of the surrounding metal is lifted and smoothed to create a "bead" which is pushed over the edge of the stone.

That is the essential method, but there are many types of setting that use the technique. When many stones are set in this fashion very closely together, covering a surface, that is called "pavé" - from the French for paved or cobblestoned.

The other common usage is called "bead and bright" or "grain setting". This is when, after the stone is set as described above, the background metal around the stone is cut away, usually in geometric shapes. In the end what is left is the stone with four beads in a lowered box shape with an edge around it. Often it is a row of stones, so it will be in a long shape with a raised edge and a row of stones and beads down the center.