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 to 'click' the stone 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

Wraptite Jewellery Making Projects...

Here are a few of our 'Make The Look' jewellery making projects using these easy to use settings...