All, I’ve been learning how to make metal based jewellery for a short
time, and have just started to do some basic stone setting. I’ve
been bezel setting round and oval cabachons, with a semi-sucessful
attempt at bezel setting a princess cut CZ.
Now to my question. I’m about to make my first attempt at bezel
setting a pear shaped cabachon. Looking through past posts there
has been talk of prong setting pear stones, where the prong on the
point is pushed first. Is this the same as a cabachon? Should I
start pushing the metal over the point first, or start on the sides
? What should I be careful of ( breaking the tip of the stone etc )
and how do I avoid these problems ???
Any help is gratefully received.