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Q.
What are your items that will hold Faceted Gems and Cabochons? Is it best to use glue? If so, what kind? What about the sticky discs?

- Debra

A.
Faceted gems and cabochons work best with mountings and settings. The cabochon settings that have a full back can be used with our bond-a-stud dots. They work really well with smaller cabochons and the flat pad earstuds we offer. Otherwise, when bonding larger cabochons in place, a Devcon Jeweler’s 2-part Epoxy is recommended. We offer two formulas, one that is quick drying and another that allows for a little more working time. When setting a faceted stone, no adhesive is required.

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