O.K., O.K. I know that I should not have even thought of buying 14K
bezels, but I did. I also know that I should have gotten 18K, or 22K
bezels but the high price of gold scared me into getting the 14K
bezels. Bad idea. Big mistake.
I am having a terrible time trying to get the darn things to do what
beze ls are supposed to do. They are so springy and hard, that as
as I get one side pushed in, the other side springs out. I have tried
using a bezel roller, my bezel pusher, and my small French hammer.
All to no avail.
Does anyone have any suggestions to help me, or am I stuck with four
12" lengths of 14K bezel in narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide
Went through the Orchid archives in hopes of finding a solution, but
all I found was verification that one is asking for trouble trying to
work with 14K bezels. However, perhaps someone has found a way to
deal with these obstinate l4K bezels.
I have been trying to set 6 mm, and 8X10 mm. stones. Would I have
more success if I used the 14K bezels on larger stones for example in
the 12X18mm range? In other words,would the size of the stone make a
difference when using 14K bezels. Just a wild thought. Shows how
desperate I am,and frustrated.