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[Looking4] Ring mount


#1

hi,

a client in linden, new jersey needs a semi-mount or custom ring to
take an oval sapphire of 9.72mm x 7.29mm x 5,58mm.

any recommendations?

thanks,
bill


#2

If you’d like I would be happy to give you an estimate on custom
designing the mounting you are looking for. You can find contact
info.

aristadesigns.net
Thanks, and Hope to help! Steve


#3

Hello, Stephen Wyrick, here in Texas

I am sure there are two hundred well qualified people that could take
care of your request, but, If you need the job done - "just ask me"
and give me some idea of the needs or requirements, ie, sixe colour
of metal, carat, with or with out additional stones and so one. Just
ring me up - 210.260.0662

Stephen Wyrick, CMBJ
Gemmologist


#4

Hi Bill,

I’m working on a CAD model for an oval stone that size. I tried
sending an email with a jpeg directly to you but it wouldn’t go
through. Please contact me if you are interested in seeing the
model.

Thanks,
Catherine
www.catherineiskiw.com


#5

Short of handmade you have two options. Use a made mount either the
next size up or down, 10x8 or 9x7. That’s a deep stone so maybe its
got a bulging belly too. In a case like that I’d rather use an
oversize. If the underbezel shows obnoxiously you can bevel it so as
not to cast a sharp reflection straight up, a knife edge basically.
Or maybe cut the setting down as needed.

If you opt for undersize, sometimes you can stretch a setting.
Either jam a suitably shaped punch (modify an old dapping punch, or
use expanding pliers, or squish the top rail wires with half
round/flat pliers, lengthening them. To make the length/width ratio
better, just squeeze the sides in with wide flat pliers, this sounds
like a longish oval stone.

Of course, its much easier if you start with a semi that has no
center, modify as above then solder it in.

Happy shoehorning.


#6

Hi Bill,

I’m working on a CAD model for an oval stone that size. Therefore you
wouldn’t have to pay for custom work. I tried sending an email with a
jpeg directly to you but it wouldn’t go through. Please contact me if
you are interested in seeing the model.

Thanks,
Catherine
www.catherineiskiw.com