I feel Princess stones are high up in the difficulty level, why so?
There are 4 ways to chip the stone, 4 sharp corners. Lets not forget
about the “Vee, or Chevron” corners. If these corner claws are not
properly sculptured at the girdle with the use of #006 / #007 round
burs, the possibility of chipping is at it’s greatest. Did we not
forget cutting a layout seat for the Pavilion? This where the stone
MUST REST AGAINST. Filing to trim each claw is another skill in
itself. I file each claw to the Princess stone, at 45 degree angle.
This is now that the claws seem to be as one with the larger
diamond…not just large blobs of metal covering the expensive stone.
*This is definitely a “skill in filing”, this not for the feint of
heart…This why I still rate Princess high up on the difficulty
BTW, I even bright-cut* inside the claws.*…now try this with a