Claw & Basket Settings

Delve into our selection of basket, prong & claw settings, available in various sizes and styles. Crafted in sterling silver, 9ct, and 18ct gold, these settings are designed to showcase gemstones in their full glory. Ideal for jewellers and DIY enthusiasts looking to create sophisticated and captivating jewellery pieces.

Premium Settings For Loose Stones

Our settings offer the perfect blend of security and visibility for your gemstones. Whether you are crafting an engagement ring, a pendant, or earrings, these settings allow maximum light entry to enhance the stone's brilliance. Available in an array of styles, they cater to both contemporary and classic design preferences. Enhance your jewellery making with our premium findings at Ore Metals.

Frequently Asked Questions

A claw, basket, or prong setting is a common type of gemstone setting in jewellery making.

It consists of metal "prongs" or "claws" that extend upward and over the gemstone, holding it securely in place.

The setting allows maximum light to enter the stone from all angles, enhancing its brilliance and sparkle.

This type of setting is widely used for engagement rings, earrings, and other fine jewellery pieces.

To prong set a stone:

  • Position the Stone: Place the stone face-up into the setting, ensuring it sits level.

  • Secure the Stone: Carefully bend the prongs over the stone using a prong pusher or a similar tool. The prongs should be evenly spaced and securely grip the stone without covering too much of it.

  • Final Adjustments: Make sure the prongs are smoothly finished and do not have sharp edges that could catch on clothing.


  • Enhanced Brilliance: Allows maximum light exposure, highlighting the stone’s sparkle.

  • Versatility: Suitable for almost all types of gemstones and jewellery designs.

  • Visibility: Showcases more of the stone compared to other settings.


  • Snagging Risk: Prongs can catch on fabric and other materials, potentially leading to damage or loss of the stone.

  • Maintenance: Prongs may require tightening over time to ensure the stone remains secure.

  • Comfort: High-set prongs can sometimes be uncomfortable to wear, especially in rings.