OK, this is a blanket response to the various replies I’ve received
so far, BTW thank you all, it’s been very helpful and thought
I don’t know much more about the stone than I have related so far,
but as soon as I return from vacation I’ll be giving it the once
OK so at this point the design that the gent and I have in the works
is a four prong inverted wrap around style. Yeah took me quite a
while to figure out what he meant too!
The good part is that this design would lend itself to a “white
reflector” surface below the stone that would be well out of direct
sight, and so aesthetically not obvious, which should/might make
enough of a difference to get the job done. I may also discuss with
him the use of either platinum or palladium prongs, but I don’t
think he’ll go for the additional expense.
Ok so now I can hopefully get back to my holidays…