can be mounted by various methods; this is largely governed by an individual's taste and to some extent by the shape and the cut of the gemstone. Many standard mountings can be bought directly off the shelf as long as the gemstone to be mounted is cut to standard sizings.
Gem Clubs also conduct courses for Silverwork, Lost Wax Casting, Enamelling and Carving.
Finding is the name given to commercially produced settings for gemstones. These come in many sizes and designs to suit rings, necklaces, cufflinks, and faceted stones, cabochon cut stones, fancy designs, cast mouldings, the list is endless suffice to say that if you cut your stones to standard sizes you can buy a finding for it.
Making your own settings
Instruction in Gem Clubs leads to working with Silver or Gold to produce unique settings for Facetted or Cabochon cut stones. By making your own you are not limited to standard sizes or designs. Unique pieces of jewellery are just that, and many artists crave to make that one piece that brings recognition of their skills and artistry. If you're interested in making your own jewellery we have put together a extensive list of Gem Clubs
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