Silver 'Sapphire' Necklace

Silver 'Sapphire' Necklace

This beautiful necklace is so simple to make and is suitable for someone new to jewellery making.

Sapphire is the birthstone for September, whilst we do stock real sapphire we have chosen this sapphire coloured Cubic Zirconia as an affordable alternative to using a real sapphire stone. 

Cubic Zirconia is a man-made stone and is rated 8.5 on the mohs' hardness scale. 

Step by step instructions

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

For more tips on setting backset settings click here.

Thread the sterling silver medium trace chain through loop of the setting.

Your necklace is complete!

If you enjoy setting backset settings take a look at our backset earrings settings and our large range of faceted stones

Suggested tools for this project

Fine Point Tweezers or Snipe nose pliers - ideal for pushing the claws of the setting down to secure it

Or Pack of Pliers & Side Cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!

Books which may interest you

'Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers' by Melissa Hunt

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers

'Beading Design' by Kim Glover

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Total price for all items: £18.65