Topics: Gemstones, Mountings

Q.
Is it better to put a smaller stone in a larger setting, or a larger stone in a smaller setting?
- Gordon, OH
A.
The cabochons available at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads are calibrated for easy setting. However, if you already have a stone, the better option is to place a slightly smaller stone into a larger setting. If needed you can cut the prongs down slightly and file them without degrading the overall look of the mounted stone. For precise stone and cabochon sizes, refer to the ''Cabochon Size and Shape Chart'' as well as the ''Gemstone Size and Ruler Chart.''

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