The first mistake the student made was to make the ring in the
The bezels are soldered on first.
Then the twist wire.
Then the outer bands.
I have a full tutorial (you’ll pay) on how to make several
variations of this ring correctly.
Also, the solder should be first soldered onto the bezel edge and
then partially filed off so that only a thin layer of solder
The bezel is then fitted on the ring using binding wire to hold it
The ring is fluxed and heated with a reducing flame until the solder
This method, while a bit more time consuming, will make a neat
solder joint with no excess solder.
For a very short video where I describe this technique, (for a
different tutorial), check out
Another method is to pierce out the ring and then fit the bezels
into the shank and solder them from the inside also before the twist
wire is fitted.
Construction sequence is most important and the sequence that the
student’s ring was made in, makes the finishing off of the center
band much more difficult.
(no disrespect intended)
Also, It is very important to have the bezels finished off to just
before the rouge polishing stage before they are soldered onto the
This cuts the final finishing time down a lot.