Prong Setting Gems: A Beginner’s Guide

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“Ring,” double prongs, by ilovebutter. Licensed under CC By 2.0.

The most common method for holding gems in jewelry settings is using prongs. You’ll find them on rings, earrings, bracelets, and also as plain heads you can solder into more complex pieces. In all these cases, the prong setting procedure remains basically the same. You’ll only have to make minor adjustments to how you hold the pieces while working.

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