I am designing some stud type earrings. Right now I am considering
them in silver, 18K and maybe 22K. Basically some bezel set stones
with some small ornamentation around the bezels and post backs. Some
stones will be faceted and I am wondering about how to do open back
settings when you have a post on back. They may be too small to
position the post just above the open back. So other thoughts would
be to have an open back but with a strip of metal across the center
for the post to attach to. Or to have a closed back and have some
sort of pierced bezel. I want to keep my stones clean of course.
Those of you who might make studs like this, do you have some
advice? Thanks for all your help. I looked back through the archives
at our discussion from last year about open back bezels, but it did
not directly address this problem.