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#1

Can anyone tell me what this prong setting’s official name is?


#2

Low Base, 4 Prong.


#3
http://www.ganoksin.com/ftp/setting.jpg

We always called it a four prong low base head…


#4
We always called it a four prong low base head.... 

How do I make one from scratch (or gold)?


#5
How do I make one from scratch (or gold)? 

Take a look at my dvd “Coronet Cluster” Part dealing with center
setting is step by step instructions on how such settings are made,
and much more.

Check out my website for more
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/fp

Leonid Surpin


#6

This one is die struck from a machine, but you can buy different
harden steel plates of different sizes and shapes to make a large
assortment of custom heads. Look in the Gesswein catalog.

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/gessweinfindings

Mark


#7
How do I make one from scratch (or gold)? 

One carat size in 14KY is $28.94 today at Otto Frei. 1/2 ct. is
$16.67. Surely you have better ways to waste your time. ;}


#8

Make a thick walled, tapered collett (tube) or flare a thick walled
tube with a tapered punch slight taper – and cut or grind away the
scoops leaving only the prongs…

Andy


#9
One carat size in 14KY is $28.94 today at Otto Frei. 1/2 ct. is
$16.67. Surely you have better ways to waste your time. ;} 

What about an 11.5mm 6 prong in heavy 18k green? Jewelry making is
what I do. I want to learn this skill so I don’t have to pay shipping
and rely on someone else to supply me with parts.


#10
I want to learn this skill so I don't have to pay shipping and rely
on someone else to supply me with parts. 

Absolutely true. And they not even nice collets. With a handmade one
you can do what you want, and how you want. Check out

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/7d

for an idea of how I do it.

Cheers, Hans
http://www.meevis.com


#11
What about an 11.5mm 6 prong in heavy 18k green? Jewelry making is
what I do. I want to learn this skill 

Which is the point, Pat. The original question, as posed, was “How do
you make this setting?” Duplicating things that are easily bought is
the sort of time-wasting that students love so much. Making something
different, your own, or not-to-be-found is what jewelers do. It’s the
spending hours to make something you can buy for five bucks that’s
the waste.