I have a roughly 9x7mm cushion cut sapphire. Since the bulk of the
customers budget is going towards the stone, I’m hoping to put it in
a standard premade mounting. I haven’t really seen many premade
mountings for cushions. Can one drop it into an oval or emerald cut
basket head? Does one work better than the other? I also like the
look of split prongs and am wondering if my prongs are thick enough
if I can just split the ends of the prongs with a superfine
separating disc and get the look I’m after…or do you think it will
compromise the strength too much? I was hoping to avoid doing a wax
or fabricate a basket, but I may have to. Any advice or
recommendations is greatly appreciated. I would make a bezel, but my
customer likes prongs.
Thanks in advance.