I have a stone setting problem.
I’ve made this slide pendant and the actual slide is a short cylinder
with 4 - 16g square wire prongs soldered along it. A a high 7 mm
round cab (flat bottom) is supposed to seat on the top of the
cylinder and be set with the 4 prongs.
All went well so far, except that I have no idea how to cut the
prongs to close them over the tall stone without distorting the
clean look of the square prongs. The cab does sit tight between the
prongs but because of it’s hight (5 mm) I cannot visualize the
final hight of the prongs and how to make them grip the stone
without clawing over it too much.
Any help would be appreciated.