In this video, Prof. John Ahr explains how to correctly set odd shaped cabochon stones in a bezel. Knowing the proper procedures for setting different shapes of cabochon stones will prevent unnecessary gaps in bezels.
The secret to success in most operations is in knowing how to initiate the setting process. Generally, pushing at the corners of a stone first will eliminate any possibility of developing puckers or gaps at the corners of the bezel. For stones without corners, begin pushing the bezel at the cardinal or compass points of the stone.
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