If you replace a half carat head in an engagement ring, what white
metal do you use (for setting a diamond)? I nearly always use 14K
nickel and generally have good results. I once had a customer lose a
half carat diamond from prong shear on a job of mine. It was less
than six months from setting it and I did not see any customer
abuse. I assume that platinum is the metal of preference, but I would
like to know what you actually use.
Thanks in advance.