I get my stones set on contract basis. I find it so difficult to
ascertain how much loss I should give my setter that one setter
refused to work with me when I told him that I would give 100
miligram loss on an average for every 100 stones (sieve size (0-11)
that he sets apart from the normal stone setting charges that he
takes. He wanted 250 mg for every 100 stones set.
I have no hands on experience with setting stones. Can some one
assist me on how much loss is acceptable for every 100 stones set
consideriing the fact that i make hand made jewellery which has no
prongs made as seen in casted jewelry. The setter has to create the
grains using a tool.