Bezel vs Gypsy Setting: What's the Difference?

April 14, 2019

Bezel vs Gypsy Setting: What's the Difference?

There are many beautiful settings to choose from when considering your next jewelry purchase. Whether you are getting a diamond ring or a sapphire necklace, the setting of the stone or stones is crucial as its job is to secure and display the stone.

Settings for stones can include but are not limited to prong, bezel, channel, bead, pavé, bar, tension, illusion, cluster, and gypsy. Quite a list, huh?

A gyspy setting is also referred to as a flush mount setting. Another name is a hammer setting. A gypsy setting is when the diamond or gemstone sits flush with the surface of the metal. This setting has been around a very long time. 

Example of Gypsy Setting

The gypsy setting is a very secure setting. It makes it an excellent option for individuals who are very active as it's not going to snag on clothing or get knocked into things such as a prong setting can do.

So, what IS the difference between a bezel and a gypsy setting?

The difference between a bezel setting and the gypsy setting is that in a gypsy setting the stone is sunk into the metal and sits flush or just below the surface whereas in a bezel setting a protruding rim of metal wraps around the stone.

Bezel Set Engagement Ring

Example of Bezel Set Engagement Ring

Stackable Ring with Diamonds in Bezel Settings

Bezel Set Diamond Stackable Ring

Gypsy settings are often used for accent diamonds or stones set into wedding rings. You see them a lot in men's wedding bands. They are very elegant, sturdy, and sleek. Gypsy settings are quite stylish and make a beautiful statement.

Men's Wedding Bands with Accent Diamonds in Gypsy Settings

Men's Wedding Band with Accent Diamonds in Gypsy Settings

Men's Wedding Band with Accent Diamond in a Gypsy Setting


A gypsy setting must be crafted by a skilled and an experienced jeweler who can prepare the stones with precision and carefully set the stones.

We're honored that Mullen Bros. Jewelers ranks #1 in overall customer ratings among all jewelry stores in Southeastern Massachusetts and we will continue to take care of our neighbors and friends, one jewel at a time.

The Difference Between a Bezel and Gypsy Setting

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