I’m still having trouble setting cabs…here’s what I did I did a
basic rub over setting of a 14X14 druzy cab. I used .010" (thickness)
fine silver strip for a bezel. I was very careful with the burnisher.
I left the bezel a tiny bit higher than the edges of the cab
(thinking it would protect the fragile crystals). The result was
looking really good and then (as I often do) I went a little bit too
far in search of the perfect bezel. A tiny tear appeared in the top
of the bezel (coincidentally right near the solder line). There was
also a little buckling in the area near the solder line. The more I
tried to fix…the bigger the tear became.
Was the bezel too big for the stone? It did rattle a tiny bit
when i shook it
Was the bezel strip too thin?
Should I use sterling instead of fine?
Was the bezel too high and did this cause the strip to rub on the
top edge of the crystals and rip? All of these are
possibilities…can anyone recommend which to try first?
Thanks for any help…