Stone Setting

Stone setting is the process of putting a stone into a bezel to strengthen and keep the stone in place.

Step 1: Measure the stone using the digital or traditional ruler.

Step 2: Cut the measured length (and a little extra) out for the bezel, it is better to have extra then not enough.

Step 3: Shape the bezel around the ring mandrel so it fits around the diameter of the stone.

Step 4: Soldier the bezel edges to join the cut edges (more images under the soldier technique).

Step 5: Push the bezel so that the stone is secure.

Step 6: Polish the sides of the bezel. This finishes the rough edges and creates a shiny, polished side.

Final Product: The stone is set into the bezel with was soldered onto the bracelet to finish the piece.

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