In regaqrds to smashing the stone out, the best way to do it without damaging
the bezel is to take an old bur or something like that and make a punch out of
it. then take the ring and put it on a mandrel , take the punch place it on
top of the stone, use your metal hammer and tap fairly hard on top of the
punch driving it into the stone. You will probably have to do this several
times in order to really break the stone, then just pick out the little
peices. and proceed as I mentioned in the last letter.
Good luck(not that it is needed)
Marc.From: email@example.com on behalf of Steve McCarthy
Sent: Monday, September 16, 1996 2:05 AM
Subject: Re: Replacing a Bezel Set S
Reply to: RE>>Replacing a Bezel Set Stone
Thanks for the I suspected breaking the old stone was the
method. What method have you used to smash the stone?
you do not need to send this ring out to be repaired. Measure the stone
first, order it if you don’t have one in stock. then smash the old stone out (
most likely it is only synthetic anyway) be sure not to hit the bezel and
crush it. If the bezel is still in good shape you can use a smothe bezel
pusher and sort of go around the inside of the bezel pushing it back outwards.
then put the new stone in and push the metal back down. When you are cleaning
it (the bezel) up after pushing it back down be sure to make sure you don’t
file or rubber wheel through it. All you have to do is make sure the stone is
tight and any marks that were on the bezel as a result of burnishing it back
down are gone. then polish the ring up, polishing the bezel very lightly to a
i’ve done quite a few stone replacements in class rings before and they are
realy very simple…
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Steve McCarthy
Sent: Friday, September 13, 1996 7:26 AM
Subject: Replacing a Bezel Set Stone
Subject: Time: 2:17 AM
OFFICE MEMO Replacing a Bezel Set Stone Date: 9/13/96
I was presented today with somebody’s class ring with a bezel set oval
sapphire whose surface is deeply scratched and dulled with a question of
replacement of the stone.
Here are some questions regarding it, any insights?
In what way can this be repaired or replaced?
How can you remove and replace a stone from a bezel set?
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