Simon- The only place I know that sells the notched diamonds for
this is Signature Jewelry in LA.
If I recall correctly Van Cleef and Arpels made this style of
I’ve worked on these but never made one from scratch.
It’s lovely to look at but can be fragile. I find it’s best suited
to pendants and earrings. The rings look spectacular, but seem to
fail fairly often. I would not recommend this style for daily wear.
If your client wishes to wear an invisible set ring daily, I’d
recommend getting extra stones just in case.
I’m betting that a laser would be a dandy tool for just such a
project. A good microscope will help too.
If you go ahead and do this I’d love to see the finished product and
hear about your adventure into this technique.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.