Just a spot of lateral thinking here - I have an amethyst drusy ring
where silver flower 'petals' are bent to hold the stone in place.
Looks gorgeous, and the stone is very secure but not obscured.
So, if the cabochon form and the height of the drusy chrystals lend
themselves to the idea, they need not be completely enclosed by a
traditional bezel, but can be held in place by other elements of the