Stone Settings

Pair of sterling silver earrings featuring light purple and orange gemstones

Premade settings & materials to create custom settings for stones.

Our gemstone setting supplies include everything you need, from sterling silver settings for loose stones to fine silver bezel strip wire and more. Choose our premade gemstone settings for calibrated stones or create your own custom settings with our bulk gemstone setting supplies.

Our tube settings have carefully-made seats to make it easy to set your calibrated stones. They're available in sterling silver, gold-filled and 14kt gold. Tube settings are unfinished, so you'll need to solder yours to a ring shank or other foundation before setting any stones. We recommend plating gold-filled after soldering and before stone setting.

Prong settings have small tines that extend upward from a base. The prongs can be bent downward to hold a stone in place. The SEC series is specially made for cabochons, with low-walled sides that show off as much of the stone as possible. The SEF series has notches to hold the stone's girdle in place and deep baskets for maximum light refraction.

Both SEC and SEF collections contain setting heads, which you can solder onto a ring shank or another base, along with charms that have loops at the top and pendants with bails.

Pair of sterling silver dangle earrings with purple gemstones

If you want to create your own custom settings for stones, we can help you with that! We sell fine silver bezel in addition to sterling silver gallery wire for creating your own bezel settings. For a basic custom setting, you'll need a piece of metal for the back plate that's slightly larger than your stone, plus, bezeling wire and a soldering set-up.

Bezel strip wire and gallery wire is available in different widths that you choose based on how much you want it to extend over the top of your stone. You'll need to decide if you want a plain or decorative look.

Shop our most popular categories to start your next stone setting project.

Sterling silver jewelry wire wrapped around a jar of rice

Find materials needed to create custom stone settings including sheet metal, gallery wire and bezel strip.

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Sterling silver tube bezels for jewelry stone setting

This section includes bails, tube settings, prong settings, bezel cups and more to create beautiful stone settings.

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Sterling silver earring posts with prong setting attached for gemstones

Halstead has hundreds of high-quality earring finds to use in your stone jewelry designs.

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Solitaire sterling silver ring with prong setting

Shop our selection of finger rings. This includes bands, shanks, fancy rings and ready to set styles.

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Bezel strip wire and gallery wire is sold by the inch. Basic styles are also sold by the troy ounce for volume users. The easiest way to determine how much you'll need is to wrap a string around your stone. Overlap the ends by 2-3mm and mark it. Then, place your string against a ruler to determine the length you'll need. 

To make a custom bezel setting, solder the ends of the bezel strip wire or gallery wire together. Pickle and quench. Place your stone through the wire a few times to make sure it's going to fit. Then, solder the wire to the back plate. Pickle and quench. Use a saw or shears to cut the back plate around the base of the bezeling wire – or you can leave extra metal as a design element. File as necessary. Solder a bail, ring shank or other jewelry finding to your bezel. Pickle, quench and polish. Finally, place the stone inside your bezel setting. Use a bezel roller and/or burnishing tool to press-in the sides evenly around the stone.

Sterling silver statement ring featuring a green malachite stone

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