Literally anyone in our profession can design something with our familiar metals. But if they have not one idea on how set the stones they are working on, failure is just around the corner. Disaster is looming, many times a cad-cam friend of mine asked me of some advice. The first thing any computer-designer should learn is how to set a gemstone.
A jewellery company had their head-designer prepare a ring for me to set. It was cast, cleaned, etc’s then it was given to me to set. Then the ”blades of the fan” we’re starting to turn and questions we’re hurled at me as to why I couldn’t set the engagement ring.
I replied in one simple sentence, ”why wasn’t I there giving advice in the role of a Diamond Setter?” The ring was a complete disaster and had to be totally redone.
It turned out that the head-designer had just no idea how any if the stones were to be set. The administrator used many words that can’t be used here!
Gerry, on my iPhone