Developed in France in the mid-1800s, the invisible setting gives the appearance of a floating gemstone mosaic. Set side by side, the stones are notched by expert jewelers and snapped into place within a wire framework hidden beneath the surface of the mounting. The effect is dazzling, as the light is free to emit greater radiance across unhindered stones. Creating this type of jewelry is no small feat.
Only the most experienced jewelers can properly set gemstones in this method. And, we found one. The 14K White Gold Ruby & Diamond Heart Necklace celebrates the invisible setting at its finest. Invisible settings are reserved for gemstones with the finest clarity and color, for if there are any flaws or variance in color at all the stones cannot be used. Here, princess-cut, invisibly-set rubies are surrounded by pave-set white diamonds, creating gorgeous hearts of uninterrupted beauty. Comes suspended from an 18” white gold chain.