Gemstones can be mounted in metal settings which help protect them from breakage. Premade bezels are designed for stones cut to a calibrated size so they can be paired together well. Instructions for setting stones in bezels can be found in the resource section below.
If your stone is more of a freeform shape or doesn't match a calibrated setting, you can create your own setting using bezel wire and a few metalsmithing tools. Instructions for creating your own setting can also be found in the resource section below.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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