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Invisible setting job


#1

This post comes under, “Well, let’s give it a shot…” I just got a
phone call from Baltimore - we’re in San Francisco. This gentleman
was looking for someone to do a job. I told him to call me in the
morning and I could help him more. If he does, well… What he wants
is a locket made with invisible setting on the lid, about 8 ct.s of
goods. I know a few people who do invisible setting, but I’m just not
sure they can make a locket that works with an invisible-set lid
that’s fine. As I told him, you could always just get a locket and
stick a “plate” of invisible setting on the lid, but that’s not
really right, and making such a project properly is on another level
of craftsmanship. This is a shot in the dark because I didn’t even
get
his name and number. It sounded like he will call, because I said I
would hook up the fax to get his art and like he had gotten solid
"no’s" all day. As I said, I know several people who do that work,
but
if anyone can, or knows anyone who can, do work like Cartier, I’d
pass it on…

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com


#2

Its just the cynic in me, and no reflection on you at all…but I’d
wonder why/how, he’s calling me from across the continent. 8 cts is a
big locket and big bucks to hand over to someone he’s never dealt
with before.

That aside I hope you make the deal. Interesting, challenging
project.