I’d like to start this new topic which seems to growing from my last
post (stone setting prices). RISK. Some of you think diamonds are
riskier than cz’s to set. Diamonds pose the least risk of all stones
to set providing that they are of fair quality and cut. If there is
an obvious flaw or white area you can see,or maybe a very thin
girdle,or corners? Then you may say there’s a risk! Being confident
about your skills/ability and applying the Basic setting rules will
greatly REDUCE the amount of ‘busted stones’ no matter what material
they are made of. I put my hand up and say i CHIPPED A DIAMOND
TODAY!! ok it was a .01 size and the other 100 or so i set were fine.
I put this down to natural incidents. Did i worry? not in the
Having said all this i still get sweaty hands with BIG emeralds and
expensive fancy stones BUT if you are Confident in what you are doing
then you should be ok! I think stones seem to sense a nervous setter!
also stones will sometimes break if you get ‘cocky’ or over
confident, just to bring you back to earth! Follow the rules,learn
by your mistakes and breaks (best way to find out just how much
pressure an emerald can take)! remember that cracking/crumbling noise
stones make! Most of all don’t panic. confidence/experience will see
you through. ENJOY stone setting and don’t be afraid to ask for help
or advice if your uncertain.