I would never set a stone with glue, although I'd make an exception
I have some heat sensitive wood that I'm going to use in a special
pendant, I could make a nice bezel, and I prefer harder cold
connections, but it would ruin the concept of the piece, so I have
to use a "little" glue. I will have to use a "little" glue on the
back of an opal, due to the concept.
I was going to use animal glue, but that can come apart if water
gets on it.
I set my first stone last year, and it was a very satisfying
I'm really enjoying making jewellery these days, stressful, but
Regards Charles A.