Rose Montees & Stones in Prong Settings

What is a Rose Montee? It's a crystal or stone set in a criss cross setting. The criss cross back enables you to sew the stone securely onto fabrics from two directions to make the stone nice and secure.  Rose Montees are used  widely in the textile industry to sew onto garments for costumes and now they are used quite a bit for bead embroidery.