I’ve started making a “new-to-me” stone setting. For round, I drill
a hole in a round silver disk (guage & diameter varies with stone
size). I enlarge the hole to about 1/2 the size of the stone. I put
this on a bezel mandrel and hammer the perimeter flat against the
mandrel. I work it up the mandrel until the bottom is about 60 -70%
of widest part of stone. Like making the coin rings. Then I cut or
file prongs however I think they will secure and enhance the stone.
Oval and others can be the same if you have the correct mandrel.
Is there a name for this type setting? Is there any down side that
anyone can think of?