Get yourself one of these cute little setting jigs from Rio.
They work well, and hold the earring by the head itself, so you
don't break off the posts. And they work for more than just post
earrings. Pendants, or just plain heads not attached to anything,
I just happened to recheck my own URL, above. It’s correct, but
there’s a gotcha. You can’t just click it and go to the item,
because Rio’s web page is one of those darned sites that demands you
log in before it will let you browse. Very annoying. It’s a good
thing they don’t make you phone them for permission every time you
want to look for something in one of their print catalogs. I can see
making you log in to actually place an order, or to use such a scheme
at a site restricted to “trade only”, as Stuller’s is, but Rio isn’t
such a firm, so the required initial login is just an annoyance.
(Listening guys? What makes you so sure I can always happen to
remember my password or am willing to bother with that hassle? Other
than Stuller (who’s site I tend to avoid for just this reason, and
they only restrict access to prices, not the items themselves), none
of your competitors do that. Not Gesswein, not Progress, not
Allcraft, not Contenti, not Frei and Borel… )
OK, done ranting.
To see that URL, start your browser, go to Riogrande.com, and log
in. THEN switch back to your email screen, without closing your
browser, and click the link. Then it works.
Way too much busywork, huh?
Once logged in, you can also just go to the tools section, and
within that, stone setting section, and within that, accessories.
Or just skip the site and grab your Rio tools catalog and look it up
the old way. No darn passwords.