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Green Cubic Zirconia Backset Necklace

Green Cubic Zirconia Backset Necklace

This beautiful necklace is so simple to make, making it perfect for a jewellery making beginner.

We've chosen a beautiful green cubic zirconia stone, but the choice is yours! Browse our range of faceted stones here.


1. To start set the stone in the backset setting - to do this place the setting on a flat surface then place the faceted stone into the setting, flat side down.

2. Push down the metal claws with a pair of tweezers or snipe nose pliers so that the stone is held securely in place.

3. Open the chain and attach to the pendant setting by threading though the spaces at one end.

your necklace is complete!


Fine point tweezers or snipe nose pliers - ideal for pushing the claws of the setting down to secure it

Flat nose pliers

Or pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project.


Make the design your own by choosing your favourite supplies.

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Read our jewellery making advice on setting

How to set gemstones in backset settings


'Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers' by Melissa Hunt

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers

'Beading Design' by Kim Glover

Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.

The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.

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