Bezel Set Pendants
A bezel setting has a snug band that fits around the stone, protecting it and holding it in place. I fabricate each bezel setting to fit each stone perfectly, using techniques including soldering. The sky’s the limit as far as the design possibilities go. I’ll walk you through some of the options here. If you can dream it, I can make it!
Silver vs. Gold
The first thing you’ll most likely want to consider is whether you want a silver or gold pendant.
For silver pendants, I use a combination of sterling silver and fine silver, using each of those two metals to their best advantage. I prefer to use fine silver for the bezel itself, because it is a little softer than sterling silver, making for a perfectly snug fit. I chose sterling silver for all of my bails because it is a little harder and more durable, standing up to wear over time.
For gold pendants, I can make your pendant in any gold alloy you choose. A word to the wise: gold on the market costs about 60-70 times more than silver, so it is not going to be inexpensive. I’m happy to work in yellow, rose, or white gold, according to your preferences. Please note that I do not make these pendants in gold-plated or gold-filled, only in karat gold.
The bezel is the metal band that fits snugly around the stone, protecting it and holding it in place. I offer four different styles of bezels that you may choose from: plain, scalloped, serrated, or gallery.
Here are photos showing what each bezel style looks like:
The bail is the part at the top of the pendant that secures the pendant to a chain or cord. I offer three styles of bail: triangle, fluted, or beveled.
Here are photos showing what each bail style looks like:
Accent Stones and Other Embellishments
At your request, I can add accent stones or other embellishments. I can add your birthstone, diamonds, stones with complementary colors, or patterns in just about any style you can imagine.
See a few examples of the possibilities below:
Reversible or One-Sided?
In addition to the options shown above, I can make your pendant either reversible or one-sided. I can cut out any pattern you choose on the back, or add accent stones or other embellishments. Here are a few of the possibilities for reversible pendants below:
Interested in a feature you don’t see described here? No problem! Drop me a line describing what you have in mind…