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Author Topic: how to bezel set cabochon that has sharp corners  (Read 443 times)

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krautgirl65

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how to bezel set cabochon that has sharp corners
« on: August 13, 2017, 04:31:07 AM »

have an emerald cut rose quartz that needs a good home...small 5mmx3mm stone so corners must be crisp and I suck at this!...please...any suggestions are welcomed!
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Re: how to bezel set cabochon that has sharp corners
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 07:57:23 AM »

whenever i set a stone with sharp corners, i trim the bezel on those edges.
There are a few videos on youtube to show how.
basically, i use a worn 600 disk i made with a worn out expanding drum sanding belt.
IE: using a soda pop lid off a plastic bottle of Coke, cutting around it to make a disk, then popping a poin through the center and putting it on a dremmel tool to grind away the excess metal on the sharp corner of the setting.

Granted, it will take practice getting a rounded beautiful corner, practice practice practice.
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Re: how to bezel set cabochon that has sharp corners
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 07:59:01 AM »

and ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS SET CORNERS FIRST!
Then go onto the straights.
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Re: how to bezel set cabochon that has sharp corners
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 10:20:10 AM »

X2 Phish!
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Re: how to bezel set cabochon that has sharp corners
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 05:16:25 AM »

I am guessing I do this totally wrong but have been happy with my results.  I take a gold smith hammer and tap them down, then burnish with quite a bit of force smoothing it all out.  i'll look for an example tonight
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