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Advice on beginner stone setting tools


I would like to begin doing some simple stone setting and need
advice on the basic tools I need to get started. I have a bezel
pusher, bezel mandrel and a burnisher, but that’s it. What size burrs
are used most often? What tools do I need for prong setting? Any
other basics I should invest in right now? Any advice appreciated.


I highly recumbent John Cogswell’s Book “Creative Stonesetting”. You
can purchase it on

Everything you need can be found in this book.

All the best,


I have a copy of that book, and it’s a nice book, but I found :-

“The Diamond Setting Manual: Procedures & Techniques” by Robert R

To be more useful for me.

Regards Charles A.