I just finished setting some stones in a set of sterling
silver ear jackets and found out that the hole for the earring
post is to small. Is there an easy way to enlarge the hole. <<
There are a number of ways to do this. Which way you select
depends on t he tools you have & your experience.
Enlarge the hole with an appropriately sized drill bit. The
drill bit can be mounted in a power tool or pin vise for drilling
Enlarge the hole with a tappered reamer. They’re available
from jewele rs suppliers in sets of 5 or 6 for about $12.00.
Twist a scibe or heavy needle in the hole until the correct
size is reached.
I’ve used all 3 techniques to enlarge holes at one time or
another, it ju st depends on the circumstances.