I have this necklace I’m making as a special order. Its
configuration is nine vertical drops with from 2 to 5 hinged segments
each to have a diamond and a colored stone, in prongs. They all get
attached to a neckwire of sorts. Hinge is a tube that I will slice
open and tighten around the base of the prong of the above setting,
so hinges are basically soldered closed in place, no rivets.
My concern is how to hold this unwieldy assembly for setting, 43
stones total. I could solder everything and then set. Or I could set
stones in each drop and then solder each vertical subassembly to the
neckwire, setting the final stones in the neckwire at the top of each
Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks.