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[Favorite tips] Setting colored stones

When setting colored stones, it is extremely important to place the
stone in the mounting in exactly the same position each time you test
fit the stone while cutting the seat. This is due to the fact that
most colored stones are cut irregularly. To assist you in this
placement, draw a line on the crown of the stone with a fine tip
marker. Then line-up this mark with a distinctive design element of
the mounting, a similar mark with a felt tip marker on the mounting,
or a mark made on the holder holding the mounting (such as a deep
file mark filed into your ring clamp). When finished setting any
remaining ink can be removed with alcohol. Brad Simon CMBJ