Recently purchased a square bezel punch and block. Was wondering if
anyone would like to chime in with any experience on how they go
about setting a square stone in the fabricated square collet.
Currently, I make the collet so that it’s edges rise just above the
girdle of the stone so that I will have enough metal to form a bezel
around the stone. To form the bezel, I file away the outside walls
following the slope of the collet. My problem is that once I’ve filed
away enough material to make the top edge thin enough to rub over the
stone, I feel that I am weakening the bezel/collet construction
altogether. What would you suggest?
I plan on make many rings with this type of setting.