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#1

Hi all, Nice to join you all again after a little break away from the
pc. So, i had the job to set a ring with a rubover centre (diamond.
10pts) with 18 tiny diamonds (0. 01) pave set on each side. Ok, nice
little job :>). Trouble was i had 10 of these rings to be done within
2 days! Now, there is no way this can be done by one person if they
followed the rules of pave setting and did their very best setting
work. So, when i had raised (or risen)?! all the required beads,
instead of taking a few hours to “cut-up” all the beads, i just put
in more and more until it appeared cut-up. Then burnished lightly ALL
the beads at once, instead of each individually (text book stuff).
The result was a not bad looking effort (considering the corner
cutting), and allowed me to complete the mission in time (just).
“whats your charge per piece”? i was asked. Well i thought about it a
while, then considered that i’d give a price ‘range’ of =A3$…
$=A3. The lower being my speedy version and the higher my text book
setting price. Bearing in mind, we can’t do multiple “top of the
range” setting at hyper-speed, nor can we get much done (all the
other work) if we spend hours on one job!This is where the
production/one-off debate rears it’s ugly head again ;>) Well thats
how i play it, and i don’t want him thinking thats my best setting
(but it was given the time frame). P. S customer was well pleased
with the work & the fact i got them done quick. (wait till he seesa
BEST version).

Chris Mead


#2
This is where the production/one-off debate rears it's ugly head
again 

Generally I use the ‘prime motivator’ as a guide. In the case you
illustrate it would be speed.


#3
Now, there is no way this can be done by one person if they
followed the rules of pave setting and did their very best setting
work. So, when i had raised (or risen)?! all the required beads, 

There is a good, “joke” poster relating to this that I’m putting
justt for fun, though of course you (guys) could actually use it----

In fairness to our Customers, we have instituted the “You Get What
You Pay For” system of pricing. It’s a very simple system, just
choose any TWO of the options below:

FAST
CHEAP
RIGHT