I could use your input. I have been asked to give a talk to a group of
retail jewelers. The meeting is being titled, 'Hey, I didn’t know that.'
The purpose is to help the people at the retail level understand some of
the processes that we use but that they may be unfamiliar with. It is also
to help them avoid some of the problems that we have with work they send
us. And ultimately avoid any trouble with the customer.
For example, explain that platinum prongs wear better than white gold and
tend not to crack, but that they are not indestructible, they bend as easy
or easier than white gold. Or that when a wax is cast, the wax is gone
forever, unless a rubber mold was made. That cobalt makes platinum
magnetic. How to tell if a stone will fit properly in a bezel. That
setting an inclusion under a prong may look better, but it can be a risk
Anyway, I would appreciate some talking points. Things you can think of,
or things you have encountered, that might be helpful for these people to
Don’t be shy.
Thanks in advance,