I just looked through a very fine quality jewellery web-site and saw
something that caught my setting-eye. No one has even bothered to
bright-cut inside of the ‘full bezels’?
I won’t mention anyone’s name anywhere. But these high-named
creators don’t remove any extra furrows of metal from around the
stone. Wonder why? I do this even for my 2.5 mm stones for
I teach this process all the time, it’s so essential in finishing
jewellery. The ‘shock & awe’ after they see what I do to these
little oval 8x6 mm stones is mind-blowing.
All I use is a simple Onglette, Number #2 graver, but then modified
& shaped to cut only on the ‘Right-Side’. I never anymore use my
graver #39 or #40 Flat.