Greetings everyone. I'm not typing on my Ipad for once so hopefully
my word spacing does not appear with errors like it magically does
when I compose email from an Ipad.
I'm hoping someone can please tell me where i can find well made
Tiffany style 4 prong un-notched settings for rounds or other but in
sterling. You know, the common one you see with the little peg on the
bottom but is usually in gold, or palladium.
I want to just simply practice notching my own and setting stones so
I don't want to buy gold for this. (I'm self teaching for the
I know silver is to soft for proper setting and that's probably why
you normally see white gold or other hard golds, but I saw that Fire
Mountain Gems sells ready made silver rings with a 4 prong tiffany
So I'm assuming that's not gold but silver. Does anyone make a
silver alloy with nickel to harden it like they do with White gold?
Rick- When I teach stone setting I buy silver crowns from Stuller.
They can custom make most of their gold findings in silver. Call and
ask. They say it will take a little extra time. Usually only one more
I have my students solder the crowns to the top edge of a small
copper rectangle so that hey can hold it in a ring clamp. In the old
days we used to saw a penny in half and solder the crown to that. Not
any more unless you have some very old real copper pennies saved.
Best wishes and good luck with your setting.