Daily Wire Tip Jan. 27: Prong Ring Pattern Criteria

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
January 27, 2011


What is the best pattern to use for a prong set ring?

-Pat in Lewistown, Illinois


In my opinion, true prongs need to form to whatever stone is being set into a handcrafted wire ring design. This means they need to go over part of the crown, around the girdle and then hug the pavilion from about one third to halfway down.

Gemstone Chart

Seriously, the prong ring with a cut stone is an amazing, but extremely specific design and I only teach it to very advanced students. The reason is because the measurements are so very specific to get it right. There is no room for correction. In my Ring Series, I did a Prong Ring DVD (#5) that covers all of these details.

Gemstone Chart

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    January 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I don’t consider myself a ‘very’ advanced in making jewelry. Yet, I have purchased this DVD tutorial and followed Dale’s directions. It wasn’t very difficult to do because Dale’s tutorial was very carefully designed. If followed it closely, the ring can be done on a first or 2nd try. I highly recommend this tutorial above any other ones seen or sold via internet or bookstore.

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      January 28, 2011 at 4:05 am

      Thanks so much Natalie! I really love what I do : )

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    January 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Could you please tell me which DVD this is in? Are they sold separately? Thank you.

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      January 29, 2011 at 1:29 am

      Hi Dharlee, yes you may purchase the Prong Ring DVD individually! (Follow the link)