There will be times that we need someone to assist ‘us’ in gemstone setting. I, for one, had this situation where an extra ‘pair of hands & fingers’ were needed! Upon receiving this expensive engagement ring, I saw & encountered many problems. These problems are now being ‘discussed & displayed’ in great detail.
With this newest essay, I’m explaining “how & why” these problems were never fixed! The solutions are so very easy, but sadly that setter never had the experience in preventing such simple occurrences!
I photographed the many problems that were left alone and not even bothered to be ‘fixed’. It’s so sad not every setter knows how to prevent these errors in the first place.
Please understand that these errors should not have been left to the wholesaler (me) to view! If you see any more errors, then don’t have them seen at your bench-peg!
Who said 'Diamond Setting is easy and that prong/claw setting can be learned in ‘one or two’ days/weeks? How about ‘one or two’…YEARS? But having the knowledge of realizing that mistakes can and will happen. This is an ongoing task of educating folks who need to be taught the basics of gemstone setting and fabrication.
Enjoy the pages of text with many important photographs…remembering that all of these pages are for free!!..:>)
***Gerry Lewy ***