Mark, Huh? I’m obviously not thinking about the same kind of
pre-made bezels that you are thinking about. I have seen (and
bought) punched bezels, round and oval, and cast bezels (various
shapes). The punched bezels are the cheapest and I use those on
wrap around rings that I sell to the tourists on Cape Cod and the
Islands. It allows the teens to have something to remember their
trip for under $20. But I can’t see how you can make a smaller
bezel out of one of those, or even the cast round or oval shapes.
You can’t exactly cut a pie piece out of it and have it work. A
square or rectangular cast bezel, yes. My theory has become, for
small stones (3-6mm cabs) get them calibrated and use the
premade bezels. If you are going to set a small stone on a gold
piece, with a large price tag, do it from scratch. If you have a
trick on those round and oval bezels, I would love to have it. I
would kneel at your feet and…yadda, yadda.