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Add diamonds to your silver jewelry collection to increase perceived value and expand your potential customer base. Read advice from experienced jewelers.
July 31, 2018

Adding Diamonds to your Silver Jewelry Collection

by Ashley Maldonado

Don’t be afraid to add some diamond sparkle to your sterling silver jewelry collection! Once considered entirely unconventional, many jewelers are finding that diamonds add the perfect touch to their silver lines. We talked to a few experts to get their opinions on the best way to add diamonds to silver.

Learn how to prong set stones in this quick guide to setting techniques. Will cover the vocabulary you need to know and the skills you can start practicing.
December 04, 2017

How to Prong Set Stones: A Step by Step Guide

by Erica Stice

Learn how to set stones in prong settings! This tutorial covers stone vocabulary and the basics to prong set both faceted stone and cabochon cuts.

Richard Salley explores a recent jewelry design that incorporated a broken stone that might have otherwise been discarded, a trash to treasure inspiration.
June 13, 2017

Richard Salley: How the Light Gets In Jewelry Interview

by Katie Hacker

This week, read our interview with jewelry artist Richard Salley about a beautiful example of bezel-setting a cracked stone that might otherwise have been discarded.

Review our quick quide to ready-made stone settings to make your jewelry fabrication time more efficient so you can focus on your custom work.
September 13, 2016

Jeweler's Guide to Types of Ready Made Settings

by Erica Stice

Interested in ready-made stone settings? We cover a wide range of pre-made jewelry settings and tools in this guide, which also include hints and favorite new tools.

Learn how to create a custom granular cabochon setting in this easy pendant tutorial for your jewelry studio practice. Stretch your metalsmithing skills.
August 09, 2016

Setting a Cabochon Pendant Tutorial

by Erica Stice

Enjoy an afternoon in the studio creating beautiful cabochon pendants! This how-to guide will show you step-by-step how to make custom cabochon settings in a few short hours.

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