Daily Wire Tip March 25: What is a Snapset?

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
March 25, 2010


What is a snapset?


A ‘snapset’ is a metal jewelry finding that resembles a very shallow cup or bowl, with prongs. Snapsets are used to ‘snap’ or push a cut/faceted stone into, so the prongs lay on top of the stone, thus locking it into the finding. Wire jewelers often choose to use snapsets as a way to set, and then incorporate, small gemstones into their designs by sliding the ‘snapset’ stone onto a wire within their design. To see samples of snapsets follow this link: https://wire-sculpture.com/sterling-silver-snapsets-settings-1.html

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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