Here is my little wonderful ‘easy’ setting project I encountered a
while back. It was a full-bezel 18kt. 5.25 ct. heavily flawed,
Emerald with a wholesale value of only $10,000.00.
I was given the task & privilege after 2 other setters refused it on
sight, dunno why? No gluing took place, just loads of patience & no
interruptions!!! I had to sit & look over where the facet-edges
would touch the bezel. Where they did, I made little grooves with a
bud-bur, into the wall of the Oval-Bezel. All I wanted was the flat
facet to do the touching to the inside of the bezel-wall, not the
corners/edges. I didn’t want any pressure-points & stress put on the
stone. for obvious reasons.
Two & half hours later, the job was done. As you can see, I took as
many photographs as I could during & after the intense setting
process. My client arrived at my office on the Monday, extremely
pleased with the finished project. I also bead-set the multitude of
diamonds. On ‘Difficulty Scale of 10’, I gave it about a 50+!!! On the
inside edge of the bezel, I also Bright-Cut the inner wall with a
"Right-Sided, Onglette #2" graver.
This was a ‘semi-difficult’ project, but glad it got done.