Make your own bezel-set ring or other piece of jewelry following this tutorial!
You will need:
Basic to intermediate metalsmithing skills
set of jewelers files
sandpaper grits 200-400 or 600
Fine silver bezel wire, 30 gauge, appropriate height for selected stone
Sterling silver sheet, 24 or 26 gauge, for backing the bezel
Sterling silver stock for ring band, bail, earwires, pinback, etc
Ring mandrel (used to hold the ring in place while pushing bezel)
Step 1: Select an object to bezel set.
For this tutorial, I will be using an ocean jasper cabochon (flat bottom, smooth round surface). Any flat bottomed object will work for following this tutorial, such as a button, glass, etc.