Diamond set in onyx
I need some suggestions, so I’m hoping those of you who have done
this before can help… A customer would like me to make him a ring
in white gold - rect. buff top onyx (which is coming from Stuller)
with diamond pave set in squared WG plate.
It’ll be a larger diamond than you normally see in this type of
setting - customer wants a 3/8 ct, which leads me to the first
question: is it likely I’ll need to have the hole drilled larger than
usual so I can set the diamond as low as possible (obviously without
the culet touching the finger) so the plate doesn’t have to be so
thick to accommodate this larger stone?
The other question is about what to solder under the plate.
Tubing, rather than that screw finding? And since it’ll be basically
invisible, yellow gold instead of white so it’ll flange easier? Any
Thanks in advance,