I'd like to find a jewelry fabricating book that will show me
how to make a setting for a pear shaped cabochon, that mounts
from the back. Kinda like a headlight on a car that has that
nice rim around it. Can anybody tell me if a beginner can pull
this kind of job off? Thanks.
Have you made any round bezels??? If so, then you should be
able to use the same method to make a pear shaped one.
Use fine silver bezel wire, wrap it around the stone, mark where
it should be cut, solder the bezel ends together. Fit it around
the stone once again to get the correct shape, solder to a 26 or
28 g. bottom piece (slightly larger than the diameter of the
shaped bezel wire) cut off excess after soldering the bezel wire
to the base, file where you cut off the excess . . . you should
have a nicely formed “cup” Now, you can solder the cup to
Have fun! The “Encyclopedia of Jewelry Making” has lots of
pictures (I think the author is Jenks Mcgrath) and is easily