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Topic: where to start? Resetting my mom's opals.  (Read 877 times)
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« on: May 15, 2015 10:27:14 AM »

I have some opal jewelry in ugly settings I want to reset. I got a quote and figured I could do it myself for the same price and learn something new. I'm just not sure where to start. I've been doing some research on the setting part but before that, I need to get the stones out of their current settings. Since opals are soft stones, I'm concerned about scratching them. Are there any suggestions for that? Is there anything I should know? The earrings are in 4 prong cornet or crown settings, the pendant is in what I think is called a bezel setting.

When it comes time to set the stones, I'm less concerned. I have found lots of helpful tutorials and videos for various techniques and products. And I think I may get some cheap manmade opals and silver settings to practice with first.

These would be special occasion stud earrings, worn a couple times a year at most. Not frequent wear earrings. 

Any advice or pointing to resources to learn more is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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