How To: Claw Gem Settings in Silver


I'm mad on claw settings at the moment. They're so versatile in that I can literally set any shape stone and the result can either be rustic or refined depending on how neat and polished I wish to take things.

This week I've been busy setting all my gems into new pieces. There was a marquise emerald stacking ring, a pair of prehnite earrings and a prehnite ring plus a garnet pinky ring I finally got around to making for my husband.

But here, I'm showing you a few shots of a yellow sea sediment jasper and smokey quartz pendant that I'm currently working on. In the four sequence pics of the work in progress, you can see how I have lined up the prongs so that they will hold the stone in from the back as well as give me prongs to push over the stones from the front.

I'll finish up by sanding and polishing the silver and then adding some wire weave to the bail. The finished pendant will be available to buy and if you're signed up to my newsletter you'll get first dibs :)

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