(a) Cabochon gemstone, (b) 20 or 22-gauge sterling silver (c) 10 gauge (2.4 mm OD) or silver stubbing (d) bezel wire.
HAND TOOLS: Awl, brass slide gauge, bench anvil
or block, bench vise, burnisher, dividers, dapping
punches, dapping block and drill bits.
OPTIONAL TOOLS: Circle cutter, fl ex shaft, hydraulic
press, matrix dies, and tumble polisher or pin finisher.
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2010