Although I have a large supply of Jewelry books, none of them gives
sufficiently detailed on making prong settings for
unusual shaped faceted stones.
I need detailed on how to make settings for square,
marquise, trillian, and pear shaped stones—all of which have sharp
None of the books I have tell where and how to measure the stones to
make the seats. I know the sizes of my stones, but don’t know how to
translate this to the material being used for the
settings. Just knowing that a pear shaped stone is 13X9m around the
girdle is not much help if one does not know how to measure the metal
so that one will get a good fit, and not have the stone wobble around
in its setting.
In the illustrations in my books, some show round wire, some show
square wire, being used for the settings, but do not give any
measurements, nor do they tell how to measure the material being used
for the setting so that it fits the stone it will be used for.
Are there any books that give specific on making
settings for odd shaped stones?