HS refers to horizontally set stones, meaning the prongs hold the corundum parallel to the band. This maximizes light entry for optimal sparkle. By not obstructing the crown facets, HS settings showcase the stone’s brilliance and colors. The prong wires disappear to let the gem take center stage. HS works well with round, oval, emerald, and other cuts. It can be applied to solitaires or multi-stone pieces. HS settings in warm metals like rose gold allow sapphire and ruby to radiate. For important occasions like engagements, HS settings frame corundum with minimal distraction.