When I do bead setting, my diamonds don't sparkle, what can I do?
After drilling your holes you should taper the hole from the backside with a bud bur and then use a bullet lap to polish the tapered hole. You can also use a graver to cut a tapered triangle or square. If you are doing a wax model, it is a lot easier to make the cuts with a modified X-acto blade. This is called an AZURE setting meaning clear blue sky. And don't forget to Rhodium Plate.
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