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Is there any way of lifting the depth and colour of a stone in a bezel?

Some stones and also glass cabochons can benefit from having a coloured backing put into the bezel before setting the stone. Opals are particularly good with dark grit emery paper behind them.


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Article ID: 10003 Article Created: 06-11-2008 08:09 AM

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