When it comes to purchasing cabochons setting, what you should take into consideration first is its shape. There are round, oval, square, animals shaped cabochons, so you should choose the relevant settings to match with your cabochon like stone cabochons, resin flower cabochons, glass cabochons… etc. That is to say, if the cabochons in your hands are round shape, then you choose round shape setting to work with your cabochon.
If you have found the suitable shapes, next you need to check the setting by sizes. Often, cabochons setting have two sizes, which are outside sizes and inside blank part to which are used to glue cabochons. Remember check whether the inside sizes is suitable for your cabochon. After that, you should also check whether the cabochon setting’s color is suitable for your final design, as settings with different colors will create different style with the same cabochons.
The last you should keep in mind is to choose the correct cabochon settings types. Some settings are used as pendants on necklace, some used as ring mountings, well some have two loops on both ends can be used as jewelry links.
All in all, choose suitable cabochon settings depends on your finial designs.
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