This is the area I seem to have the greatest problem with right now, I'm awful at making settings, I'm even more awful at setting stones, I'm ok with cabs and premade bezels but anything else and it all tends to go a bit wrong! It's non round stones that give me the biggest issue. For my C&G I set some faceted marquise stones, I just could not get the claw settings right so I made a kind of improvised collet/bearer setting with a short tube of sterling with bezel strip around the outside but even then I could not get the rub over flat (hopefully you get what I mean).
Anyways, yesterday I made a ring with a heart shaped rub over and that went a bit wrong too (the silver wasn't evenly around the stone, some was lower on the stone)... any suggestions firstly for the easiest way of setting the load of heart shaped faceted garnet I stupidly bought or generally for better setting, esspecially rub over?
Any help would be apprietiated.