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Emerald Filigree Ring Jewelry Making ProjectSetting Gemstones in Filigree 4 Prong Rings

In this web page we will provide the instructions for setting a gemstone in a Filigree style four prong setting.  This type of setting is slightly more difficult to use than the snap in type of settings.  Setting gemstones in this Filigree setting is an advanced beginner's jewelry making project.  The steps for setting a gemstone in the Filigree Ring setting are described below.

The Filigree Ring setting that we used to make the Emerald Ring shown here is item 3261 in our WigJig Internet Store.  This item is a size 7 ring (suitable for most adult females) and has a setting for a 10mm round gemstone.    Step 1 to Setting a Gemstone in a Filigree Ring Jewelry Making Project 

Step 1:  Hold the ring so that the setting is vertical and position the gemstone of the appropriate size in the setting as shown at left.  At this point, only gravity is holdingStep 2 to Setting a Gemstone in a Filigree Ring Jewelry Making Project the gemstone in place. 

Step 2:  Position your bent chain nose pliers as shown at right.  Now gently squeeze each of the four prongs down to hold the gemstone in place.  Work on opposing pairs of prongs.   If the prongs are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4 in a clockwise direction, work on prong 1 then three followed by 2 then four.  It is better to squeeze the prongs flat against the gemstone in a two After Step 2 to Setting a Gemstone in a Filigree type ring jewelry making project.step process.  Get each prong about 1/2 way to its final position with your first squeeze, then proceed to the next prong.  Once all four prongs are 1/2 way down, go back in the same order and squeeze the prong again Finished Filigree Ring Jewelry Making Projectuntil the prong rests against the gemstone.  See the close-up picture at left for a view of what the prongs look like when they are fully seated against the gemstone.  Be careful when squeezing the prongs so that your pliers don't slip.  Should your pliers slip, them may leave a tool Emerald 10mm Gemstone set in Filigree Ring setting -- Jewelry Making Project for Beginnersmark on the ring. 

We hope that you will like our gemstone ring jewelry making projects.   This is a great way to use our inexpensive cubic zirconia and man-made gemstones to add a little color to your life.  A birthstone ring also makes a great birthday present. 

On the following page we will discuss techniques for setting larger, more difficult to set gemstones.

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