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Sunday, January 29, 2012
This was another customer request. The customer wanted her beautiful blue rock set in a simple setting, to be worn on a chain as a pendant. This was a very difficult task. The rock was not uniform and did not have a perfectly flat side. Normally, a stone like this would be put in a "cage", but the customer wanted something simpler.
So, I went about setting it like a cabochon......a stone that is cut flat on one side. I had to cut out the sterling backing to make the stone settle into one position. Then I soldered a heavy silver bezel into place to capture the stone.