I am looking for a source of plans, draw in orthogonal projections
(view from three or four sides) of jewellery pieces. Alan Revere
gives us in Professional goldsmith some of these but I am looking for
I ask you this after I have been yesterday to the 35th world skills
competition in Montreal. There was 14 young jewellers, under 22 years
old, from different countries mostly from Asia and Europe. They are
trained especially for these competitions and they supposed to be
faster than any professionals. They impress by their accurate work
and speed. I saw the plan of the jewel they had to make in 22 hours
it was very precise and at the real scale. This one for the
competition was a classical pendant made of 18 carat white and yellow
gold with about 20 rectangular in decreasing gradation stones set on
a Y joining form. Also, 5 wire prong system in a row, again
decreasing gradation of stones on a pear shape pendant with gallery
and levels rounded metal shapes holding by a bale. They do not have
to set the stones but to prepare settings and make the mise a jour.
No settings and polishing. Very impressive young jewellers.
Maybe those of you who are going through JA certification and other
professionals knows a source of plans I am looking for.
Vincent Guy Audette