Long earrings with turquoise

We are making a new pair of long earrings with turquoise. On the photo Jan is making gold bezels for the tear shaped turquoise stones. The rod of gold is forged thinner to follow the shape of the stone.

Bezels are also ready-made for sale. But then the choice in shape is usually only round or oval. And the walls of the ready-made bezels are much thinner. The walls of our self-made bezels are thicker and therefore stronger.