- Nov 19, 2006
I brought my diamond (with a thin girdle) to a jeweler to be set into a ring and I was considering the bezel setting. This is what I heard from the jeweler-- He does not recommend bezel setting for a thin girdle. According to him, to do a bezel setting for a diamond, the setting has to be done first and the diamond is then "pushed" into the setting. This will in turn put stress on the girdle and may chip/break thin girdles.
I know this is the complete opposite of what we heard so far -- that bezel settings will protect thin girdles. Is there any experts out there who will know for sure? Are there anyone out there who has a bezel setting done and finds the diamond chipped at the girdle when the diamond is taken out for resetting?