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zurn
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« on: January 14, 2016, 11:14:57 am »

setting a stone directly into another is it done
would it be better to set in silver bezel 1st
Im thinking of setting an opal cab  in a piece of jade
my idea is grinding a small area size of opal and up to girdle deep
using 330 epoxy
i know its been done before
 any thoughts appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 11:36:32 am »

I have done it with and without a silver bezel. Both ways work. I still use Rio Grande grind able epoxy. A couple thoughts........Be careful to not cut the inset hole too deep. Slightly bevel the bottom of the hole away from the stone and cut a tight fit. The hole can be enlarged to fit easier.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 01:01:03 pm »

Ok Bob thank you
Ill give it try
I post pc when done
Thanks Bob
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