Though it is evident I did not know the difference between chasers cement and setters cement/wax I have to say I have found the red setters wax invaluable from time to time and really it is not at all messy if you whack the work out of the wax after you are done, which at the same time tells you if you have actually got your work truly fixed in place :0) otherwise it too would go flying.
If the horses want to run free who am I to keep them in
oval amethyst pendant by mizgeorge, on Flickr
You seem to have gone the extra mile there George, with a narrow rim to retain the stone. So was it set from behind? Dennis.