I have some nice gemstones set in cheap settings, and I was wondering how best to remove the stones without damaging them. I don't care about the setting.
A prong lifter has different sized notches along the length of the tool, designed to fit any prong setting. Find the notch that fits your setting and lift the prongs away for safe removal of the stone. For complete instructions and a how-to video on this tool be sure to review 'Using a Prong Lifter and Prong Pusher.''.
- Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator