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English definition of “setting”


noun [C] (JEWELRY PART)   /ˈset̬·ɪŋ/
the part of a piece of jewelry designed to hold a stone : It was her grandmother’s ring – a single diamond in a gold setting
(Definition of setting noun (JEWELRY PART) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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