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Cracked Cabochon While Setting in Bezel

June 16, 2016 Kathy Bankston

Cracked Amazonite cabachon while setting stone

There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours on a handmade sterling silver bezel than having the cabochon crack will you are setting it.  In retrospect I have no one to blame except myself. 

Want to know why? 

Because after going back and looking at the original photo of the Amazonite cabochon that I had purchased the darn thing is cracked in the photos!

Hello Kathy Bankston!

In my excitement  over the gorgeous colors of this beautiful gem I failed to notice the glaring crack in the lower right hand corner.  A seasoned veteran stone setter is surely laughing at me right now!  Heck I even laughed at myself when I realized I had not cracked it - that it came that way! 

I will have to completely chalk this one up as a true learning mistake!

Currently this ring is gracing my index finger as a constant reminder to slow down and pay attention to details.  In the meantime it's still a stunning color and I will truly enjoy it with it's unique crack and all!


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