Q: If I decide to put a cab on a ring, do I do it after bending ring into circle? Seems it would be impossible to bend after putting cab on. Or the same with decorating ring with wire. ~ Mary from Crossville, TN
A: Oh, this one is hard to answer. It kinda depends on the design since there are many, many ways to construct a ring. Please remember, these are not ‘hard rules,’ and each ring’s architecture will need to be considered and planned out
- Bezels can be soldered onto the band after the band is shaped, either by’sweat soldering’ or traditional soldering.
- If I want to add wire embellishments to the shank, I usually do this while the shank is flat, then I turn, shape and size the ring. Next I solder the bezel for the cab onto the shank, and I set the cabochon last.
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