Anyone out there have a good tip on sizing down a ring with
channel baguettes (sp) set diamonds? EXAMPLE: size 7 down to a
size 4, either vertical or horizontal setting... thanks!
horizontal channels really shouldn't present much of a problem,
you'd probably get away with just a slight amount of tightening,
unless the ring is a real piece of drek. Vertical channels
represent a real challenge. At times, I've resorted to making
steep 'V' cuts up into the channel bar from the inside of the
ring, then bending the ring and soldering, followed by filing the
inside of the ring back to round. It might sound like alot of
work, but it can be much less than resetting 30 diamonds where
the channel has widened out to the point that the diamonds no
longer fit... You need to look for the spots in the design of the
ring where it can be bent, and do most of your bending there.
Done right, you can get by with a minimum of tightening...