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I have seen many posts about annealing bezel wire, but still
wondering about annealing after the bezel is soldered in place, i.e.
just before setting. I am using 18K gold bezel on SS backing. I,
like some others, tend to find even 18K gold a bit springy even after
annealing. In this case the stone is a smallish, thinish opal, I
want to make sure the bezel is fullyannealed right before setting the
stone. I'm just worried about heating toannealing temp. Do I risk
degrading the bezel soldering in this process?. Should I use 18K
hard solder for the bezel?