David you are so-o-o right, if your ‘soul’ isn’t in your work, that
loss of feeling is transmitted so fast and its so obvious. it makes
you head spin. Either accept this trade as a “gift”… or move on!
To me diamond setting IS A GIFT! I now acknowlege it as such. To me
now, its also a given “gift”, that I am now passing on to others the
ideas of stone setting through MY eyes. I don’t teach, I “show and
explain”. I work at the bench in a manner that I always think that
this item I’m working on will be intact “long after I’ve gone” What
a living legacy,eh? Its a memorial to what I’ve learned in the past. I
even enjoy and love my work! My tools to me are extension of my
finger-tips and ‘my soul’ are in these tools I use. Even my new
video-tape “on tools” shows that, the constant care, maintenance,etc.
“Gerry, the cyber-setter !” “www.gemzdiamondsetting.com”