The Victoria and Albert Museum posted the following short video of a
setting technique I have never seen done before. I want to learn it!
The first line is about the material used and I can make it but I am
having a hard time finding the correct mixture. How much of each
ingredient should I use for the best quality?
This is the first line. “The interior of the jewel is first filled
with a mixture of shellac and antimony, known as surmai.” .
When I search for Surmai, I get lots of pages about fish. I am
pretty sure that would not hold gems very well and the smell would
not be a selling point.
So any help would be welcome.
Gerald A. Livings