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    Thank you Josef. I don't have a ring stretcher,...

    Thank you Josef. I don't have a ring stretcher, just another thing I have to buy. Your suggestion sounds like the simplest solution. Thanks for sharing.

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    This sounds like a excellent method, and makes...

    This sounds like a excellent method, and makes complete sense. Thanks a ton.

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    Commission for two tone ring.

    I have just been commissioned to create a ring like the included photo. Silver flat band with a 3 mm central strip of 9ct gold. I have figured a few ways I could do this:

    such as creating two...
  4. I started to follow that jeweller and she is...

    I started to follow that jeweller and she is recommending from .5mm to 1mm above the curve. I've been using between 2mm and 4 mm . I get anxiety thinking of a .5 mm bezel. I'm still going to try it....
  5. Well I'll be trying soon . It will be...

    Well I'll be trying soon . It will be interesting. Thanks for the comment.

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    Great idea. I'm going to use that. Why not use...

    Great idea. I'm going to use that. Why not use the polymorph to form the bearer structure then the backing plate could be flat. Probably a lot better than some fillers jewellers use.

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  7. I found the original and she recommended 1mm...

    I found the original and she recommended 1mm above the beginning of the curve , which doesn't seem like a lot to me .I have the feeling it depends on the profile of the stone. So ultimately it comes...
  8. Thanks. I can't read it but I will try and find...

    Thanks. I can't read it but I will try and find the original.

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  9. Yes, I wouldn't consider cutting away excess...

    Yes, I wouldn't consider cutting away excess bezel.

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  10. I really appreciate the sound advice. I am still...

    I really appreciate the sound advice. I am still at the stage where I'm afraid of having my bezel to low and no being able to catch the stone. I'm basically guessing and I know theoretically a...
  11. Ok, these will be on my shopping list. Sent...

    Ok, these will be on my shopping list.

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  12. Great, thanks for your answer. Sent from my...

    Great, thanks for your answer.

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  13. Which handgraver for cleaning bezel after setting.

    Hello all. I'm wondering what shape and size of hand graver I should use to clean up bezel edges, like this ring (made from brass)or earring. I mainly work in silver now and this part of my making...
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    Borax cone goes super nova

    Is this normal. The cone itself was very wide when I bought it but I just thought it was a new type. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200916/b7c32f649735be022f1f897ba6bd4c18.jpg

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    This is a very good point I hadn't even...

    This is a very good point I hadn't even considered. I will have a look for vermeil chain to see if my budget allows. Thanks for the heads-up!

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    [QUOTE=CJ57;103348]I think there might be a few...

    [QUOTE=CJ57;103348]I think there might be a few options to look at in this page

    Thanks. I finally found a company in Turkey.



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    Thanks for the advice. I can't use silver and...

    Thanks for the advice. I can't use silver and solid gold would be totally overkill. It must be gold plated or something similar in color which would last a reasonable amount of time. I'm aware on the...
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    Thank you. However this doesn't help. Sent...

    Thank you. However this doesn't help.

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    Gold plated extender chain.

    I just discovered that the links of the extender chain I recently bought from ebay aren't even soldered together! Can someone recommend a chain I can use. They appear to be sold in groups of precut...
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    Damn I just ordered some liver of sulfur. Oh well...

    Damn I just ordered some liver of sulfur. Oh well it wasn't expensive and the maker said there were some custom chemicals added so it still might work. Thanks.

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    Thank you. Looks like this will work. Sent...

    Thank you. Looks like this will work.

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    Thanks I appreciate your advice. I'll do my...

    Thanks I appreciate your advice. I'll do my research on those suggest.

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    More permanent accent of relief

    Hello all. I just made this ring today using permanent marker. I know there must be a more permanent solution. Any ideas? The metal is brass....
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