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When you want to keep the stones of a jewel still and put them in evidence in the best of the ways, points (griffes) or metal borders (the English setting consists in metal burrs (curls) that are squashed against the stones and keep them still). In all types of settings the metal support must have a fulcrum for the stones that are underneath their belt, so that overhanging metal is enough to keep them still.
Griffes embedding

The griffe is a support that consists in a round thread (wire) that then forms a small basket with two rings laid one upon the other (dis. A) a big one and a little one; the part of the stone that is underneath the belt lays on the first one and to keep the two rings distant, four vertical and equidistant wires (threads) open like a "V " are used (dis. B) that are welded against the rin