invisible settings, very expensive to repair! here's a story for
I lady came to me and told me one diamond fell out of her, 6 stone
wide, total eternity ring. It had over 150 Princess stones. $25,000
wholesale cost mounting!
So in Toronto, we have one manufacturer with the name of "Mirage"
who deals in this style of setting stones. This fellow said "Gerry,
if I have to replace one stone, I have to remove all the stones AROUND
the missing stone, re-cut by Laser a new stone to fit, and likening a
jig-saw puzzle re-arrange the remaining stone to re-fit again. His
cost to me was $475.00 CDN. As many remaining stones were loose he
would not at all guarantee the others in the mount, nor would he
attempt to tighten any other stones. He said that all of these
stones should be well cared for. No one should abuse jewellery with
invisible set stones. As all of the invisible stones are wax-set,
manual setting is not done and to set just one stone is left to the
mavens in this style of setting. He also said that jewellery like
this must re-checked for security one a year.....Gerry!