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Jason Ree - Jewelry Gallery


#1

Sydney, NSW.
Australia

jasonree.com.au

I love making bespoke JEWELLERY, generally I like to play with different forms and textures.
Have been an apprentices Jeweller , my father was also a jeweller, currently have studio in Sydney CBD.
Favourite technique would be Mokume Gane, favourite metal is platinum.



Materials: Palladium , silver ,18ct gold. Dimensions: 4.8mm wide to 2.9mm

Two diamond tension set rings , the “Galahad” and the “LuLu”

Photo credit: Per Ericson


#2

The Orion

Materials: 18ct White gold, diamonds , platinum & 22ct yellow gold.
Dimensions: 8.2mm tapering to 2.4mm

Diamonds set into side of ring, polished side, textured surface

Photo credit: Per Ericson.


#3

The Comet

Materials: Platinum and diamond
Dimensions: Round section, 5.0mm tapering to 2.0mm

Magic set diamond on a spiral of platinum.

Photo credit: Per Ericson


#4

I truly enjoyed seeing your work. Thank you.


#5

Oh my, unbelievable. Simple, modern classic. Gorgeous.


#6

Nice work! Love the clean lines and modern flare.

I’ve got to ask since I’m at a loss as to how it could otherwise be done securely and I’ve otherwise never seen this technique before, but are these diamonds set with an adhesive?

Thanks!
Erich


#7

clever.
However, lets brain storm this.
Im a metal worker, not stone person so ask how would I do this?

  1. the stone base is probably under compression upward…
  2. difficult to see whats done, as the picture is deliberately not showing where the stone engages with the metal.
    3.it could be that the stone has 2 indents cut into it so the metal could be forced into these indents acting like inward facing claws, then the metal around will be smoothed over so you dont see these indents. These would give with the stone base, a 3 point fixture.
    4.This would work, but for how long? Structurally weak in my opinion…
    5.An accidental hard knock against a car door handle would dislodge the stone., knowing how hard folk are on jewellery.
  3. Would the maker then undertake to replace it? as unfit for purpose? Expensive!.
  4. good experimental technical exercise tho.
  5. a final thought, can diamond be brazed to metal like tungsten carbide is to steel?
    That would also hold it, but messy to do.
    Ted.

#8

“Magic set.” Is that similar to invisible setting, where a pair of grooves in the stone engage a pair of rails in the setting? In this case there would need to be something like a dovetail joint.


#9

“Magic Set” is the same as ‘Invisible Setting’, but just a newer name to
it. The ‘rails’ are laser-cut grooves, just under the Girdle of the stone
inside of the Pavilion. Some of these stones have these ‘cuts’ on all four,
three or even two sides, this is depending where that stone will be
positioned in the item…Downside is that once the metal is ‘shot’ into the
crucible, if there are no spaces or vibration…woops! Broken stones.
Another downside is that to replace that one ‘broken stone’ is not an easy
project.
One large company here in Toronto just gave up on these stones & cancelled
this process. I had a customer give me a ring of 312 stones in it and 125
were broken or lost. Case closed!

*Gerry Lewy *
Toronto.


#10

Traditional invisible setting, on an armature, seems the better idea.


#11

Done some digging on brazing diamond. Yes its done with a special tungsten alloyed filler rod.
Used in industrial applicaions for brazing diamond granules to a steel tool. Has to be used wet.
Ted.


#12

Thank you for showing your amazing and original work