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Lesson : Making 8 Claw Collet Solitaire Ring

Making Solderless 8 Prong Collet Solitaire Ring  - US$25

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Making solderless 8 claw collet solitaire ring

This jewelry lesson through a comprehensive guide and easy to follow step shows you:

  • - Marking no-solder collet
  • - How to shape and file the claws
  • - Making shank and soldering collet on
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Round gemstone

You will receive :

  • -- 36 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 19 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Personalized tips on tools and techniques
sawing the prongs for the double bezel basket
Starting with the basic double prong basket shape
Techniques to sand and finish the collet
Techniques to sand and finish collet

This jewelry lesson focuses on making a solderless 8 claw collet also known as a double prong bezel setting. In this case it is made for a round gemstone, but is equally suitable for an old-cut, cushion or oval gem. You will also be shown how to make the shank. The double prong basket is then soldered onto the shank. This is a very secure setting particularly for a large gemstone.

Cushion cut diamond solitaire in a double prong bezel

The same 8 prong collet, this time for a cushion cut diamond on a halfround shank 

Once you have familiarized yourself with making a 8 claw collet for a round gemstone, you can expand your technique by making this collet for an oval or cushion cut gemstone.

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