"Raising beads first", is now almost outdated!..But sadly, some
setters still use that method. The ongoing problem is that
'bead-setting first ' doesn't allow you to remove all of the 'little
line of metal' around the diamond.
I'm showing you in a copy of some photographs I now show to my
students, how ugly it looks! By using & cutting in a "Pre-Cut"
method, there will just never have that 'line' appearing anywhere.
Obviously, for legal reasons, I can't mention where I copied the
I'll let you compare my method & to what was used way back-when...
you decide!...Gerry Lewy.