About Bezel Ring Settings Share PINTEREST Email Print Bezel Setting. © Blue Nile By Carly Wickell East Carolina University The Evergreen State College University of Washington Carly Wickell is a writer and jewelry expert. She has a special interest in vintage jewelry. She contributed to The Spruce for over 11 years. our editorial process Carly Wickell Updated May 23, 2019 A bezel setting has a metal rim that encircles the sides of a gemstone and extends slightly above it. The rim, or collar, can stretch around the gem's entire circumferance or around only a portion of it. A bezel setting holds a gemstone securely, and the low, protective profile it creates makes a bezel setting a good choice for people with active lifestyles. A bezel setting can also be used to cover chips in a gem.