I am making a ring for a friend, and I am a little bit unsure how to
proceed. White gold ring with.75ct diamond. The setting that holds
the diamond will have cut out scrollwork between the prongs. There
are 8 prongs in sets of two. I guess you would call it a basket
setting, nice antique vibe. As I am fairly confident working with
wax, I originally thought I’d carve it and get it cast, but then
started to have thoughts about whether it would be durable enough…
Just so you know, I have not done heaps of gold and diamond
jewellery, so this is a bit of a stretch for me. I really want to do
this well though. If I do cast rather than fabricate, any advice on
the thickness and width of the prongs for good durability? I am not
sure how to put up a pic, that would be much easier to explain it.
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