Stone Setting

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    How To Set Stones In Jewellery

    Stone setting is a way of securely attaching stones into a piece of jewellery. You can use various techniques to incorporate stones into your designs including: Claw, Gypsy, Bezel, Illusion, Pave, Channel, Tension and Grain. Which of the stone setting techniques are suitable for your project? Well, the stone’s shape and hardness will dictate this. […]

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    Using Gemstones in Jewellery – A Beginner’s Guide

    Using the right gemstone can really add that special touch to a piece of jewellery but when you are just getting started, choosing which gemstones to use can be a little scary. That is why I have created this short guide, to help you get started in the wonderful world of gemstones. Gemstone Durability When […]

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    Designing with Gemstones

    Designing with stones is fun. It is literally like choosing bonbons in a sweet shop with the endless colours and combinations available and there are many different ways to approach it. A gemstone is the focal point of a piece of jewellery; it is the main event that will draw the eye and capture the […]

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    Stone Setting Tutorial Round-Up For Beginners

    New to jewellery making? One of the most popular forms that you’ll need to learn more about is stone setting! Which is why we’ve rounded up all of our best bits of advice and stone setting tutorials in one accessible place for you. Looking for a particular type of stone setting? Learn how to set […]

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    How to set a pear shaped stone

    Pear shaped stone jewellery has existed for centuries. Although less common now, settings for pear shaped stones include bezels, prongs, tension and more. Perfect for creating an elegant yet unique look, we’ll show you how to set a pear shaped stone step by step, the tools needed and the best gemstones for the job. Tools […]

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    Top 5 Essential Stone Setting Tools

    A go-to for many jewellers, stone setting is one of the most common techniques for jewellery makers. But what equipment do you need to do the job? From a pendant drill through to ring clamps, we’ll guide you through our top 5 essential tools needed for stone setting below. Your essential stone setting tool kit […]

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    How To Cut A Gemstone Cabochon

    As one of the most popular types of gem cutting, cabochon cutting is a great place to start your lapidary journey. Having said this, it does require a certain level of skill. This is why we’ve put together a guide on all things cabochon cutting. We’ll talk you through how to cut a gemstone cabochon […]

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    How To Gypsy Set a Stone

    Looking for a new stone setting technique to expand your offering? Learning how to gypsy set a stone is an excellent place to start, as you should be able to pick up the technique in good time and begin creating some sleek and unique designs. Discover all the tools and tips needed for using the […]

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    How To Claw Set A Stone

    A classic looking setting and a popular option for presenting a faceted gemstone – the claw setting is a go-to technique for many jewellers. But how do you do it? We’ll talk you through how to claw set a stone, step by step and we’ll discuss all the tools needed and their purposes. You’ll also […]

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    What is Lapidary?

    If you’re new to the jewellery making crowd, you may have come across the term – but what is lapidary? Putting it simply, lapidary is the art of working with gemstones. There are many different ways that lapidarists work, but one of the most rewarding ways is to make jewellery with gemstones. Either as a […]

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    How To Make Tube Settings For Stones

    Setting gemstones can be a complex part of the jewellery making process. So, if you want to set your sights higher and graduate from simple ring and pendant making to more difficult stone set designs, tube setting stones is an excellent place to start. Learn how to make tube settings for stones in our step […]

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    8 types of stone settings

    Whether you’re just starting out in your jewellery making venture or looking for some inspiration for your designs, discover 8 types of stone settings in our blog. From flush setting to channel setting, we’ll talk you through how each technique looks, difficulty level and the basics of how to utilise each one. Learn more about […]

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