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Refresher For Flush Mounting Diamonds


#1

Need a short and quick refresher description of how to flush mount 2
or 3 point diamonds…It hs been a few years since I have done it and I
haven’t yet found my stone setting book in storage.

Tom


#2
    Need a short and quick refresher description of how to flush
mount 2 or 3 point diamonds..It hs been a few years since I have
done it and I haven't yet found my stone setting book in storage. 

I am assumeing that you know a little about setting in general. The
point to remember about burnishing mellee is tolerance. The seat needs
to have very close tolerances. Not undercut. Use a regular setting
bur. Start off making the hole a little on the small side and open it
up if necessary. If you envision a stone from the side, you will note
the metal surface, the lip, the inside wall, the seat and the drill
hole. By pressing a brunisher from the surface down onto the lip, you
will note that the lip and wall collapse This can be further
influenced to drop completely to the stone. Some will tell you to
undercut the seat and “snap” the stone into the setting and then start
brunishing. I was taught this way. Undercutting actually carves out
a section of metal that is necessary to hold the stone. When the
burnisher is applied, the lip drops away from the stone. It can be
done this way, but I have found better the former much more efficient
and secure.

The two most important things to remember. Close tolerances and don’t
seat too deeply. It isn’t necessary. and tends to hide the stones.