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Setting a tourmaline crystal in necklace


#1

I’m trying to figure out a way to set a terminated tourmaline crystal
in a neckalce with something similar to endcaps connecting to each
end, which would then connect to a chain. I don’t want to use glue
though - anyone ever succeed at this without the use of an adhesive?
The crystal is a 1+ Inch long Indicolite.

Cris


#2

Way back in the 70s I used to set slender terminated quartz crystals
as the centers of lily-like flowers (long before I ever saw anybody
else do it!). I always had to use glue, as the crystals’ sides were
parallel to the bezel and there was no way to fold any part of it
over. However - I wonder why you want to cover the termination,
since you mention it - a mineralist would want to see it. Surely
there must be broken or damaged ones that wouldn’t mind being hidden.
A 1" indicolite sounds gorgeous.

Tas