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Gemstone Setting Instructions for Pre-Notched Cast Settings

 

Place your gem in the setting, making sure it is level.  Using a pair of smooth-jawed flat-nosed pliers, gently bend the prongs against your gem - do not tighten completely.  It's best to work in an "X" pattern (prongs across from each other).  Once you are sure your gem is level, tighten the prongs.  REMEMBER:  GENTLE IS THE KEY!  If using a setting with accent stones, be sure to set them before setting your main gem.

 

 Gemstone Setting Instructions for Cast Cabochon Mountings

Place your gem in the setting.  Using a pair of smooth-jawed pliers, gently bend the prongs against your gem.