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#1

Who said that diamonds are more riskier to set? Diamonds are rated at
10 on the Moh’s scale and CZ’s down to about 8>. I can’t lower my
setting price on CZ’s, its still labour. Labour is not on my list of
services to lower. Its all delicate hand work, and this is not to be
toyed with! Most setters I do know have no problems in setting
diamonds, myself included!

Gerry Lewy!


#2
Who said that diamonds are more riskier to set? 

Actually, now that I think about it, the main thing I worry about
with setting diamonds is not chipping them, since I never have
really done that, but dropping them on the floor had having them take
that bounce into the fourth dimension.

I am so glad to her that you have resolved things in your favor! Way
to go!

M’lou


#3
Who said that diamonds are more riskier to set? 

I think they were talking about chipping.

CZ has no cleavage planes, Diamond has 4 of them, Moh’s is how
difficult something is to scratch, it has nothing to do with how
difficult it is to break. Admitedly niether scratching or breaking
are things your want happening in stone setting I admit.

This post has been brought to you by my kneejerk reaction to be
pedantically clear about the Moh’s definition of hardness.

Norah


#4
but dropping them on the floor had having them take that bounce
into the fourth dimension.

A few years ago, I dropped an aprox 2.5 carat diamond with a value of
around $15,000, with it ending its bounce into a heat vent into a
concrete floor. The opening was only about 2 inches wide, and
totally inaccessible to my large hand and arm. I could see it with a
small mirror fragment glued to a stick. It was about 6 inches past a
bend in the pipe and no way to reach it, other than to start busting
up the concrete floor. It definitly would have been worth the cost.
Heres where it really took a twist. My wifes hand could make it
further into the opening but not far enough. Finally, she realized
she had a better chance if she laid down flat on the floor for the
right angle. But, that day she had worn a cream white 2 piece suit
to work, and if she had laid down on that floor in my workshop area,
it would have been ruined. So, off came the clothes, and here she
was, laying on her stomach, almost totally naked, on the floor of my
work area, shoving her arm down into a spider infested heat vent,
while I held the flash light and mirror stick for her to see. The
diamond was eventually recovered, using a piece of rodico putty
attached to the end of a stick.The clothes made it back on after she
cleaned off the red buffing compound from her stomach and legs, that
manages to find its way everywhere in my busy shop. She wasn’t too
happy about sticking her hand down in there, but knew she had to do
it. Fortunately, this took place at about 10PM, with the shop closed
and the blinds drawn shut, so noone ever saw this weird event taking
place.

Ed in Kokomo


#5

Great story, Ed;

Fortunately, this took place at about 10PM, with the shop closed
and the blinds drawn shut, so noone ever saw this weird event taking
place.

Would have become a tale to tell the grand-kids if she’d gotten
stuck that way and had to call the fire department or somebody to
free her. Next time, just lower the nozzle of the shop vac down in
there with it turned on, after you empty the canister first, of
course. And by the way, going over your entire shop with an emptied
out shop vac is a good way to turn up lost stones. Pulls them out of
the nooks and crannies. Sometimes you can be looking straight at a
stone and not see it. After I spend a couple minutes crawling around
under my bench on hands and knees, I grab a broom and carefully sweep
the area, which usually turns up the elusive stone. I’ve found lost
stones on open window ledges, perched on top of fluorescent tubes,
resting between the jaws of pliers hanging on their rack, even one
hiding under a large crucifix I was working on.

David L. Huffman


#6

I dont know David. I’m thinking that our way was alot more
exciting! LOL! Maybe not as efficient as the use of a shop vac tho.

Ed in Kokomo