dear Judy, as a “master diamond setter” let me now help you. Those
’prongs’ should be saved as much as possible,
1.) remove all vestiges of the glue, that is a must, or the stone
won’t sit down into the hole well. after that remove any dirt that is
around that particular item.
2.) use a 156C bur “under-cutting burr” and shave off the fine point,
this will allow you to make a better seat for the newer marc. stone
thats coming in.
3.) try and bend back each of those beads, they will be used again
4.) place that stone in the new cleaned out hole, does it fit, sit
well and not rock ? if so make sure that it now ready for setting.
5.) place stone in the new seat, and ever so gently bend back those
two or three beads and lock the stone in, DO NOT USE FORCE! silver is
6.) oh, make sure that the newer stone is not too thick, as you will
have great difficulty in getting the beads to hold it in permanently.
Enuf said,eh? let me know how it goes, please!..@Gerald
…gerry! not not steam or other stones might come out! just hand brush
with a toothbrush. if you want a sonic clean put ‘it’ in a strainer to
catch anything else.