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