This instruction comes with easy to follow pictorials and detailed illustrations which shows you:
- - Shaping the bezel
- - Making tip prong for pear shape
- - Soldering and polishing
- This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
- - Metal : silver or gold or other
- - Pear shaped gemstone
This instruction will show you how to make a collet for a pear shaped gemstone. It is important to be accurate when shaping the bezel to the gem because often the gem is not quite symmetrical in shape. Making a pear shape collet is a tutorial which teaches an important skill since these gems are often non-standard sizes. That makes the collets which the jewelry supply houses have on offer unsuitable. In this tutorial a collet was custom made for a 2.35ct pear shape diamond.
This pear shaped bezel / collet can be used in various ring and pendant designs. It is also suitable to make ear studs or dangling earrings using this bezel style.