Last week I set myself the challenge of making a piece of jewellery every day that incorporated a stone – there are lots of ways you can include semi-precious stones and pearls in your jewellery and I’m going to show you just a few of them.
Prong Set Turquoise Ring
I bought a string of really nice genuine turquoise nuggets a while ago and thought that I could set one onto a ring (this setting doesn’t use the holes in the bead). I started by making a silver wire ring.
For the setting I balled the ends of 2 pieces of silver wire and placed them to form a cross then soldered them together. (I used some copper wire to estimate the length of wire needed to set the stone.
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