Again I am asking for help - I need to remove some stones from bezel
settings so I can re-make a ring into a pendant.
I made this ring for a customer using her stones - she wanted me to
use 7 of them, I talked her into using 5 and told her that I thought
the ring would still be too large for her. We agreed on a design
and with much trouble I made the ring and sure enough the ring is
too big (that is the top part) - now she wants me to remake the top
part into a pendant and add some more design and another stone.
Today I tried to loosen the bezels, managed to get the opal and the
ruby out but the garnet was chipping away as I dug at the bezel.
the bezels are 22k yellow, the ring base is sterling and there is
some more design with 14k gold. Is there a better way to push out the
bezel? I’m using an exacto knife, the only thing thin enough to
begin to get under the lip of the bezel. Besides the garnet, I
still have a sapphire and a so called diamond to do.
Thanks in advance.
in Eastern Oregon where it is finally feeling like summer.