How advanced technology revolutionizes a traditional craft
Cartier first introduced the Invisible Setting for jewelry design in 1933. Van Cleef & Arpels then adopted it in 1936, calling it the "Mystery Setting'. Since then, this method of setting diamonds and gemstones has retained its popularity. While the effect is attractive and highly regarded, it was, until now, time-consuming, highly skilled work done by the hand of a master craftsman. Now Swarovski presents an innovative presetting component that allows jewelers and watchmakers to create an invisible setting by inserting preset stones straight into their jewelry piece. The result: Advanced technology now makes light work of this much admired traditional craft.
Invisible presettings create design options that display stones without any visible metal setting or just a few stones set in metal bars. It is used for square cut stones, so this Swarovski Component comes in Square Princess cut 2mm stones in Zirconia, Genuine Black Spinel, and Genuine Topaz. The beautiful range of colors available in the Topaz and Zirconia collections creates the possibility of rainbow themed jewelry with seamless changes of color. Swarovski provides application support and the necessary tools, and jewelers will appreciate how easy it is to use Invisible Presettings. They are simply placed into pre-prepared holes in the jewelry piece, which are then closed and securely sealed on the reverse side using a flaring tool.
Invisible Presettings can be integrated into a range of materials like gold, silver, platinum, stainless steel and even plastics. Most importantly, they are extremely secure, easy to use, and significantly more cost-effective, while still reproducing an outstanding traditional technique.