Hi Jo, Pat, & all!
Thankfully, my diamond dealer gives me exact dimensions on when
I’m ordering my stones. as in 1.3 mm’s, etc’s. I find the cheaper
cz’s have thick & thin girdles. heck of a way to set a Gypsy/Flush
The Swarovsky are many pennies more expensive, but are 95% exact on
But alas, you get what you’re paying for. I find many of the
companies use them for ‘setting, then casting in wax’.
Sometimes I find if I need 2.50mm’s, I might find 2.45 or 2.55 mm’s
thrown in. But 2.60mm+ is a nightmare on ‘Pre-Cut, Bead-Setting’ then
time is lost searching for the exact sizes.
Forget about the depth of the Pavilion, those thicker ones are a
curse in setting on any style. Imagine getting a stone with a thick
girdle & a deep Pavillion, I’d just avoid them, then mess with it! Who
says our job is easy?..Gerry Lewy