So far so good with making this Argentium Sterling Silver cabochon setting.
This is my second attempt at this particular cabochon setting – the first one fell apart when attempting to solder it to a ring shank!
In my experience getting Argentium silver solder to fully flow around & into joints without overheating the whole piece can be a little challenging at times.
As with most jewellery making techniques it just takes a lot of practice & learning from your making mistakes before you can even begin to feel confident with what your making.
While it takes more time, I prefer to make my own cabochon settings rather than purchase mass produced ones so you can accommodate the differences in the height & shape of various cabochons.
I have also found some pre-made settings can be quite flimsy. When a setting is too thin & lightweight, the greater the chance of the stone coming lose & falling out.