Square Bezel Setting

Practical Stone Setting, Part 22The 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.Setting gemstones in bezels can be easy or difficult, depending on the stone size, metal thickness, and, of course, the skill of the jeweler. More difficult than round or oval settings, square bezels require exact fitting and burring, firm control of the punch, and precision filing and finishing. In this example we are setting a 5 mm square synthetic ruby into a cast sterling silver ring. Alan Revere, director of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts1. Select a stone to fit the setting. It should be snug all around. If it hangs up and does not drop in all the way, some metal must be

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