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Thread: Setting a stone - best method?

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    Default Setting a stone - best method?

    I have a oval shaped heliodor beryl which I want to set in as plain a setting as possible (so you can really only see the stone. Then hang this as a pendent or maybe part of a pendent.

    The beryl is 9.2mm by 4.1 mm and the closest sized settings I can find are 9 by 4 - is it OK to try and stretch the 9 by 4 settings a little to fit the stone, or should I just try and make one myself?

    thanks in advance!

    Suze

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    You could stretch the setting but it would look better if you made it yourself because then you could add a bezel surround
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    You don't say what style of setting you're looking at. If it's a bezel cup, for example, it could easily be stretched (though you might just as well make your own). If not, I think you could comfortably adjust it (it's a very small difference), but it would depend on where the prongs sit. I'm no expert though

    I'd agree with Nic, and make a bezel setting yourself - there's something nice about a finished piece being entirely your own work!

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    Thanks, I think I will have a go at making my own - it would be more satisfying.

    Suze

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