Setting the Cabachons

by Carol Roberts

Ring bezels are the most time consuming, both to fabricate, and to set the stone when you're done. 

Once you've made the bezel to fit your stone, and soldered it to the ring shank, it's time to set the stone!


                               

The high walled silver bezels are beautiful, nice tall dome on the stone, piece of cake! Well, until you start pushing the metal over the stone to set it. 

Work around the stone, like a clock on opposite sides, 12 - 6 - 3 - 9, then alternate corners 1 - 7 - 5 -11 and so on......

           Aaaakkkkk!  

Keep going, avoiding creases, so be sure to work opposite ends each push. After what seems like a thousand little pushes with your tools, it will FINALLY take shape! 

Look closely at each of our rings, you'll see all the handwork and fine details that go into each one!