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 a stone in a prong setting, bezel setting or gypsy setting in our selection of beginner’s tutorials.
So if you’ve got some free time on your hands at the moment and you’re interested in trying something new, discover a stone setting tutorial for you to try, below.
Let’s start with one of the most classic looking stone settings. In this claw setting tutorial, you’ll discover how to master this type of setting, as it walks you through each step of the process. What’s more, you’ll find out all the different tools and equipment needed for the job, so you can stock up before you begin your project.
And it doesn’t matter whether you’re using this stone setting tutorial for a ring, pendant or earrings – it works perfectly on each.
Ideal for: A versatile project to kickstart you into the world of jewellery making.
Difficulty rating: 1/5
If you want to create sleek, elegant pieces of jewellery, this stone setting tutorial is for you. In our gypsy setting tutorial, you’ll be able to showcase your gemstones in a secure and stylish way. Discover what tools you’ll need for this technique and then work your way through our step by step guide on how to make a gypsy setting ring for yourself.
Ideal for: Anyone looking to create an elegant ring fit for a bride, with a secure setting for their stones.
Difficulty rating: 3/5
Perfect for beginners, this bezel setting tutorial will set you on a path of creativity with your jewellery designs. Considered one of the easier stone settings, this tutorial will leave you with no questions about the bezel setting. With 15 different in-depth steps, you won’t go wrong with this timeless design. Read about all of the top tips for a bezel setting and the different tools required today.
Ideal for: Jewellery making beginners or those looking to showcase their cabochon cut stones.
Difficulty rating: 2/5
If you’re looking for more of a challenge, then this stone setting tutorial is for you. One of the lesser talked about techniques, the tube setting is a great option for those looking to upgrade their skill set. And with a sleek and smooth result, what’s not to love? In this tutorial, learn all about what the setting is, all the different pieces of kit you’ll need for the job and then a run down of each step right until it’s time to polish. Discover how to make tube settings for stones today.
Ideal for: Anyone wanting to have a go at a slightly harder stone setting technique.
Difficulty rating: 4/5
And there you have it! Four of our best stone setting tutorials for you to try your hand at. These simple stone setting techniques are perfect for equipping you with lots of knowledge on the art of jewellery making. Pick up a stone setting kit online and make sure you have all the right jewellery tools you need for your upcoming projects.
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Joanna has worked in and around the jewellery industry for well over 20 years. She has designed and created her own pieces as a designer maker, as well as working in jewellery retail on a much larger scale, producing designs and NPD for some of the UK’s largest high street retailers