"AM I READY TO START SETTING NOW"?
What does a setter have to know prior to the actual setting of a gemstone or even the Diamond?
As the ring is now finished from the “Preparation Stage” from the casting and the jewellers hands. He must observe and ask himself these many important questions!
Here are a few ‘Basics’ to watch out for!
A) Are there any PIN-HOLES? Fix them NOW!
B) Are the selected diamonds going ‘TO FIT PROPERLY’?
C) Are all of the diamonds ‘THE CORRECT & UNIFORM SIZE’?
D) Are the stones ‘THE CORRECT COLOUR’?
E) Are there any ‘INCLUSIONS TO WATCH OUT FOR’?
F) Are the holes for setting ‘CORRECTLY SPACED’?
G) Have the correct ‘SETTING INSTRUCTIONS BEEN PROVIDED’?
H) Is the ‘DEPTH OF THE METAL SUFFICIENT FOR “BEAD-SETTING’?
I) Will the stone 'CULET PROTRUDE THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE GOLD’, just measure from the “Table-facet to the Culet” PRIOR TO SETTING! If the Culet is being felt & protruding, please don’t start on the setting!!
J) Is the ‘RING SIZE CORRECT’?
K) Are the ‘TRADE-MARK STAMPS PROPERLY ASSIGNED’?
L) Are the ‘CLAWS IN THE RIGHT POSITION’?
M) Are the ‘UNDERNEATH HOLES COUNTERSUNK’? A.K.A. “AZURE”.
N) Is this ring adequately ‘PRE-POLISHED’?
O) Is this ‘THE CORRECT COLOUR OF METAL & KARAT’?
And above all, when finished, will you be proud of your creation?