Hello to everybody!
I wonder if I can pose the query below to this very erudite audience.
In low quality stones, the prong pressure usually increases the size
and area of the feathers at the edge/corner of the stones. This is
especially the case with cuts with sharp corners such as princesses.
Here, one does not have a choice on the position of the prongs; they
have to be at the corners. How do you mitigate this problem?
I feel that, during setting, the force on the stone needs to be
reduced without affecting the prong pressure. There could be many
ways to go about this.
One method could be a thin coat of a transparent, rubbery, adhesive
so that the force on the stone is reduced. If so, where would I get
an adhesive that can be used in stone setting? Or, is there some
Any help/suggestions that you offer would be most welcome.