How To Set Faceted Stones In Backset Settings

Backset settings are a quick and easy way to set faceted gemstones when jewellery making. They can be incorporated into necklaces, bracelets and earrings to make beautiful gemstone jewellery. Simply pop in your choice of gemstone then fold the claws over the back using a pair of tweezers.

We supply these easy to use settings in both sterling silver and 9ct gold and in a range of sizes, as well as in ready to go earrings. They are supplied without stones so you can choose your favourite from our range of faceted gemstones to go with the design you have in mind.

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Step By Step Instructions: How To Set Backset Settings

Step 1

Select your backset setting and matching sized faceted gemstone. Here we have used an 8x6mm oval slide pendant set with an 8x6mm oval iolite faceted stone.

Step 2

Place the faceted gemstone flat side down into the setting as shown.

Step 3

Push down each of the metal claws over the back of the stone so that the gemstone is held securely in place. You can use a pair of tweezers, pliers or similar. We recommend pushing opposite claws one after the other to ensure the stone is exactly central.

Step 4

Your backset setting is now complete! Backset settings create elegant and classic looking jewellery designs and open up a whole array of possible ideas.

10ct Gold Backset Earstuds Settings

A classic style perfect for gold lovers! Available to use with 5mm faceted stones. Comes with earring backs.

Shop Sterling Silver & 9ct Gold Backset Earring Settings

A beautiful classic style for everyday wear! Available in a range of sizes to suit you. Comes with earring backs.

Sterling Silver Backset Slide Pendant Setting

We love this modern design! Available in a range of sizes, once set all you need to do is thread your chosen necklet chain through the setting to complete the look.

Complete The Look With Your Favourite Faceted Stones

Pick from our stunning range of faceted gemstones in a wide range of shapes and sizes - just make sure you choose the same size as the setting you're using!

Looking to make a handmade birthday gift? Why not use their birthstone to make it extra special!

Be Inspired By Our Jewellery Making Kits

Here are a few of our jewellery making projects using these easy to use settings, with a handy one-click shopping list.

Cubic Zirconia Backset Earring Kit

Silver Sapphire Neckalce

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If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.

You can learn more and find inspiration by visiting our Jewellery Making Tutorials, Jewellery Making Kits and YouTube Channel. Don't forget to follow us on social media and tag us in your designs on Instagram & Facebook, we would love to see!

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