I made a tension ring as an experiment, in 14k gold, and set a
diamond in it. I didn’t have too much trouble with this, but I do know
that I didn’t have enough pressure on the stone, because it came out
I’ve read on the web that it should be 65+ pounds of pressure, and I
must have had like 5 on it. No wonder.
Anyway, I cast the ring in the normal manner, and am worried that the
metal won’t have enough spring to it in order to put this much
pressure on the stone. What are my options at this point? Banging it
with a hammer?