Making a Sterling Pendant with Black Opal Part 3

Burnishing the bezel to secure the black opal
The black opal heart is placed into the opening in the pendant and then the edges of the bezel are burnished downward to secure the opal. The burnishing tool is shown below, but the pendant was actually held with one hand and burnished with the other.
Buffing the pendant to a high shine
Then the pendant was taken to the buffing wheel and the silver was carefully brought to a high shine
The finished sterling silver and black opal pendant on a sterling silver snake chain
The finished pendant on a sterling silver chain