Learning how to make your own jewelry is fun and easy! Here are a few tips to get you started.
How to Set Snaptite Castings
Snaptite castings are a good place to begin. No special tools are required and you can have a beautiful piece of jewelry in seconds!
In general, rounds and 4-prong castings are the easiest to set.
The traditional method is to place your faceted gemstone down on the table face down.
Pass your finger over the table of the stone. It should not rock or be loose.
If necessary, gently tighten the prongs with your thumb and first finger at opposite prongs, applying the pressure at the girdle of the stone. NEVER use tools to tighten!
Preventing the Stone from Moving
Here's another alternate method to try. Hold the setting upright; place your stone on top of the setting, holding it straight with your fingers.