I have been reading this post with great interest. My favorite
Jewelry Instructor, and friend Jay Whaley has invented a wonderful
Bezel Setting Device, he calls, “The Rivette.”
It has been submitted for consideration and manufacture, and Jay
awaits a response. The Rivette is a one piece unit that totally
replaces the hammer and punch, and is very easy to use.
We already have a waiting list, for this tool, once it is in
production. I wear a ring that Jay used in demonstrating the Rivette,
in the video that accompanied the tool. It is a large triangular
silver setting with a heavy bezel. It has caught the attention of
many, it is that impressive.
During Jay’s recent Soldering Workshop, I saw him set a Bezel in the
hammer and punch manner. I started to ask why he was not using the
Rivette, and realized the prototype was out of his hands. Boy we
sure miss it.
We may upload the Video, not quite sure yet. Negotiations are such
Jay Whaley’s Studio Assistant