Fretz miniature stakes are great for making bezel settings for hard to fit fancy or regular shaped stones. You can also use Fretz miniature stakes for forming rings or use them like regular stakes for making small scale gold and silversmithing projects that would be impossible to make otherwise. Fretz miniature stakes are made of hardened 420 stainless steel and have highly polished surfaces. You can easily customize the stakes with files and abrasive paper. Like all Fretz products Fretz miniature stakes are beautifully made and a joy to have in your workshop.
Bill Fretz has created a series of demonstration projects to help show you how you can make unique one of kind bezels for all types of stone shapes as well as forming rings in the traditional goldsmithing method by hand. These tutorials use various Fretz miniature stakes and standard jewelers’ tools like hammers, files and shears.