Lois, you make perfect sense to me.
Make the bezel to a almost complete state, and friction fit or
lightly stickywax the stone in temporarily.
You’ll have to play around a bit to find the point at which it will
balance to hang evenly, usually nearer the front of the bezel.
You can do this by using a jump ring of the same gauge as in your
design, bent into an omega shape, and use sticky wax or tiny pieces
of tape to secure it to the bezel.
Then you move the sticky jump ring forward or back on the bezel
until you eyeball the sweet spot, with the bezel suspended and
Mark both sides of the jump ring lightly with a scribe through the
tape or wax, the marks will disappear during soldering or polishing.
Remove the stone, wax or tape, and solder your permanent jump ring
on, then double check the balance again before proceeding to set and
Even in a pair, the jump rings may be in slightly different
positions from bezel to bezel because of stone or bezel weight, and
it won’t be noticeable when worn.
I hope that made sense, and it’s quicker to do than it sounds!