Dear Orchid friends,
I am standing on the exciting brink of making my first attempt to
prong set a diamond in a gold ring setting purchased from Stullers. I
have been prong setting other less valuable stones for a while now,
practice. But now this will be my first time to prong set a rather
valuable yellow diamond. The diamond measures 5.23 mm in diameter and
3 mm deep. I am setting it in a "Trellis" setting.
Here are two pictures of this setting with two different sized stones
set in it so you can appreciate the construction of the prongs, if
you are not already familiar with this type of setting:
My question is, since this setting only has 4 prongs, will the
diamond be secure in the prongs or do I need to do something extra
like soldering/adding a wire around the inside of the prongs to
fortify the= setting?
I don't want to set the diamond and then have it fall out when the
ring is worn.
Any tips would really be appreciated.
Laura H. Hastings