First, thanks to everyone who responded to my last question about adhesive removal, I haven’t tried it yet but I’m sure I won’t have any trouble.
My new question is about setting stones of different heights in a pair of earrings. As in the pair are not the same height so the earrings will be slightly different in thickness. Would it be better if I tried to shim the shorter stone with a ring of wire inside the bezel or should I use a heavier gauge metal for the back plate to give the illusion that the stones are the same height. I will be cutting out the back of the bezel so if I shim it with wire is going to be a space between the stone and the back plate. Or maybe, now that I’m typing this out I’ve answered my own question… should I try to shim the shorter stone by sweat soldering in a very thin gauge sheet inside the bezel onto the backplate so when I cut it out the backplate is thicker inside than the bezel? Hmmm… I think I’ll try that unless anyone else has a better suggestion? Or, does it even matter if the earrings are slightly different in thickness when customers are buying handmade jewelry? I think I’ve properly attached a picture so show the difference in the stones so you can see what I’m working with.
TIA for all your thoughts!