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How To Set Gemstones In Wraptite Settings

Wraptite settings are an amazingly easy way to include faceted gemstones into your jewellery designs. They encase the gemstones around its light weight shaped wire edge and when tightened hold it securely in place. Thanks to the wraptite settings shape, they can easily be added to any jewellery design.

Tools Needed

  • Round nose pliers 
  • A short piece of wire, approximately 1mm wide (you could use a scrap piece of silver wire, paperclip or similar)
  • If you are concerned for the security of the stone, you could choose to add a very tiny about of Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue in the groove of the setting using a pin - go easy though as you don't want it to squeeze out onto the visible surface of the stone.

Follow our step by step instructions below with pictures - to set your faceted gemstone in wraptite setting...

Step 1

Choose either a pendant wraptite setting or a link wraptite setting.

Ensure you have chosen a faceted gemstone in the same size as your chosen setting. 

Step 2

Place the faceted stone into the setting and apply gentle pressure so it fits nicely into the setting. Some stones will fit better than others so occasionally you may need to adjust the setting fractionally. 

Step 3

With the tip of your round nose pliers squeeze the bottom of the loop to tighten the setting around the gemstone. 

It is important not to over squeeze the loop - a good tip here is to use a piece of wire to keep the main part of the loop open. If your gemstone is slightly smaller than the setting, simply squeeze the setting as described so it fits snugly.

Step 4

Your wraptite setting is now complete and ready for attaching to your jewellery creations!

Wraptite settings open up a whole option of beautiful gemstone jewellery design ideas.

To view our range of wraptite settings click here

Watch Our Video Tutorial On How To Set A Wraptite Setting

Or read the tutorial on our Make The Look category, with a handy one click shopping list

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Wraptite Settings

Choose from our wraptite pendant and link settings to easily incorporate faceted gemstones into your handmade jewellery designs.

Explore Faceted Stones

Discover our large range of faceted stones in a range of shapes and sizes to suit your designs. Shop our full range of settings for faceted stones.

Round Nose Pliers

Round nose pliers are essential for setting the wraptite settings to keep the stone secure and in place.

You may also like our pack of pliers and side cutters, including all the pliers you're likely to need for jewellery making.

Wraptite Jewellery Making Projects...

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

Explore More Faceted Stone Settings

Shop our full range of jewellery settings especially for faceted stones to make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Great for jewellery making beginners, we have a high-quality range of ready-made settings including rings, earrings and pendants where you need minimal tools to set your stones. We also have loose and mounts for faceted stones, where you can thread wire, glue or solder onto your designs.

You may also like to view our range of stone setting tools.

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Alternatively, for more information and how to's on all areas of jewellery making visit our other Gemstone Setting Advice pages.