Design Guide

Table of Contents
RINGS & BANDS Anatomy of a Ring Wedding Bands Shank Designs Center Settings / Gallery Styles JEWELRY ESSENTIALS Pendants & Bails Chain Styles Clasp Styles Bracelet Styles SETTING STYLES & FINISHES Melee Setting Styles Decorative Styles & Metal Finishes Halo Styles SAMPLE ORDER FORMS Engagement Ring Sample Diamond Pendant Sample REFERENCE Anatomy Of A Diamond / Stone Cuts Stone Size Chart General Reference Sheet 22 23 24 19 20 14 15 16 9 10 11 12 4 5 6 7

How To Use This Book
This book is meant to serve two purposes: to help us better communicate with our customers about custom design, and to help our designers understand customer orders more clearly. Use this as a guide to walk prospective customers through their options when designing their jewelry. You’ll find that all the terms used throughout are industry standard, and using common terms will make it much easier to communicate your design to the Casting House customer service representatives. For more information, call us at 1-877-927-CAST (2278)

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Rings & Bands

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Anatomy of a Ring
Head Prongs

Center Stone

Side Stones Shoulders

Gallery Rail

Bridge Shank

Base of the Shank

Half-Round

Slight-Round

Shank Width

Shank Depth

Comfort Fit

Flat/Standard Fit

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Wedding Bands

Flush Wedding Band

A flat Matching Band will sit flush to an Engagement Ring designed with enough space below the head.

Straight Wedding Band for a Large Gallery Head

A straight band will not sit flush to an Engagement Ring with a large protruding head.

Shadow Wedding Band

For a matching band to sit flush to a Large Gallery Head, a Shadow Band is often made which conforms to the profile of the Engagement Ring.

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Shank Designs

Straight Shank

Tapered Shank

Knife-Edge Shank

Bypass Shank

Split Shank

Pinched Shank

Cathedral 6

Euro Shank

Center Settings / Gallery Styles

Basket

Double Prong Basket

Claw Prong Basket

Bezel

Split-Bezel

Bar

4-Prong Peg Head

6-Prong Peg Head

V-Prong Peg Head

Trellis

3-stone 7

Jewelry Essentials

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Pendants & Bails

Bezel Set Pendant with Standard Bail

Shared Prong Cluster Pendant with Jump Ring Bail

French V Split Halo Pendant with Hidden Bail

Basket Pendant with Rabbit Ear Bail

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Chain Styles

Cable Chain

Flat Link Chain

Snake Chain

Omega Chain

Ball Chain

Box Chain

Wheat Chain
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Clasp Styles

Hook & Eye

Box Clasp

Bar & Ring Toggle

S Hook

Lobster Clasp

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Bracelet Styles

Bangle

Cuff

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Chain

Setting Styles & Finishes

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Melee Setting Styles

Bead Bright Setting

Scallop Setting

Channel Setting

Fishtail Setting

Flush Setting

(3 or more rows of diamonds)

Pavé Setting

Surface Prong Setting

Shared Prong Setting

Bar Set

Bezel Set

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Delicate French V Split

Decorative Details & Metal Finishes

Recessed/Relief Design

High Polished

Milgrain Detailing

Brushed / Satin Finish

Resin Inlay

Bead Blasted / Matte Finish

Engraving

Hammered Finish

Scrollwork Design 15

Halo Styles
Sharp-Corner Halo Round Halo Cut-Corner Halo

Bead Bright Setting

Surface Prong Setting

Scallop Prong Setting
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Halo Styles
Sharp-Corner Halo Round Halo Cut-Corner Halo

Bead Bright Setting & Bezel Set Center

Delicate French V Split Setting

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Sample Order Forms

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Engagement Ring Sample

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Diamond Pendant Sample

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Reference

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Anatomy Of A Diamond / Stone Cuts
Table Diameter Crown

Depth

Girdle

Pavilion

Culet

Ideal-cut stones will refract the most light. Shallow Deep Ideal

Round Cushion Princess Pear Oval

Trillion Trapezoid Triangle

Marquise Half-Moon Heart Radiant Emerald

Straight Baguette Tapered Baguette

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Stone Size Chart

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General Reference Sheet

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