Create beautiful settings to frame cabochon or pendants to add a customized look to any of your jewelry creations.
This Fine Silver (.999) bezel wire flat strip is perfect for forming custom shaped or large bezels for virtually any shaped stone. Choosing the right bezel width & thickness will depend on the edge geometry and overall size of your stone. Perfect, straight edges assure that you’ll have an easier time soldering this bezel to your back plate. It is used by many jewelers, jewelry designers and artists as a way to create beautiful settings to frame cabochons or pendants of any size and to add a customized touch to their jewelry designs.
Q: “Why is fine silver better than sterling for bezel wire?”
A: There are a couple of reasons why most jewellers prefer fine silver for bezel wire. First, the melting temperature of fine (.999) silver is higher than that of sterling (and much higher than any solder you would use), so any subsequent soldering around the bezel isn’t likely to melt it. Second, because it’s ostensibly “pure” (.999), there is no copper content like the 7.5% usually found in sterling, so there is less oxidation that happens while soldering (so less flux is needed, etc.). Third, fine silver is a little softer than sterling, so it’s much easier to push over onto your stone once you’re setting.
This bulk bezel wire is priced and sold by the foot so you can easily cut it to your desired length.
Available by the foot:
- GW1004 – Fine silver bezel wire strip: 5.16mm (3/16″) x 0.3mm (28 gauge)
- GW1005 – Fine silver bezel wire strip: 5.16mm (3/16″) x 0.4mm (26 gauge)
- GW1006 – Fine silver bezel wire strip: 6.35mm (1/4″) x 0.3mm (28 gauge)
- GW1007 – Fine silver bezel wire strip: 6.35mm (1/4″) x 0.4mm (26 gauge)