Practical Stone Setting Part 26: Shared Bead Pavé Setting



The procedures in this article are standard practices for bench jewelers at this time. If not executed properly, however, they can cause harm. Neither the author nor publisher is responsible for injuries, losses, or damage that may result from the use or misuse of this information.Safety Alert: Burs and other setting tools are extremely sharp and, if used improperly, can cause serious injury. Be sure that your hands are firmly secured and safely protected at all times.This article details classical pavé setting with three stones in a row. The word pavé comes from the French word for paved, like a road is paved with bricks. Except, when making fine jewelry we use primarily diamonds instead of bricks. In this basic style of pavé, the stones are so close together that one bead can capture two stones—thus, shared bead pavé setting. In the corners, individual beads frame the setting.Fro
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