You’ll need a chasing hammer and small punch to set it. Be sure to
move the bezel down a little bit at a time as evenly as possible. Be
sure to slightly bevel the outside edge to help it move inward. Once
the bezel is 80% down over the stone, then take a half onglette grave
and clean up your inside edge before your take it the rest of the way
Yes you need a chasing hammer and setting punch. An old file tang cut
off and filed to an oblong at the setting end and about 3" long will
work. File the sharp edges off the oblong end and then sand with 400
Do not repeat do not file the outside of the bezel. Get magnifying
glasses and look closely at what you are doing.
Get the bezel 90% down with the first strikes at a 45 degree angle.
Do at 12,6 then 3,9 as on a clock face.
Then go around the whole stone at 45 degrees.
Now go round the stone at 90 degrees, hit the bezel vertically down.
Forget the onglette graver. IMHO a waste of time.
Get barret files from 0 to 4. Bring the edges to a high polish.
File the top edge of the bezel flat. If you have the metal down
properly there will be no gap.
between the stone and the bezel. This works for stones harder than
the file metal.
WIth soft stones e. g. malachite I use a felt buff with hyfin polish
in my flexi to clean up and polish the edge.
You did not post what type of stone you are setting nor the
thickness of the bezel.
I find it easy to get down.8mm up to 1.5mm (mirror setting) thick
bezels this way.
I have set thousands of bezel set stones this way no problems.
In future use 18kt it is quality 14kt is not (even thought legal etc
it is a crap metal)