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[Source] Small sapphire cab


#1

Hi All,

I’m seeking a source of very small sapphire cabs. This is for the
crown of a Cartier watch.

It seems to measure 1.75mm, but I would like a range of 1.5 through
2.0mm. Any help with a source would be much appreciated.

Also if anyone has experience replacing this type of stone, I would
love any guidance. I’ve been a goldsmith for many years, but haven’t
done this particular setting job.

Thanks,
Bob
Robert Wise Studio


#2

Hi All,

I’m seeking a source of very small sapphire cabs. This is for the
crown of a Cartier watch.

It seems to measure 1.75mm, but I would like a range of 1.5 through
2.0mm. Any help with a source would be much appreciated.

Also if anyone has experience replacing this type of stone, I would
love any guidance. I’ve been a goldsmith for many years, but haven’t
done this particular setting job.

Thanks,
Bob
Robert Wise Studio


#3

Hi Bob,

I understand you are looking for small sapphire cabs. I have set
those into a birch bark cuff, pendant and ring and found beautiful
and luminous sapphire cabs at Stachura - in Uxbridge, MA.
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/stachura

They are strictly wholesale, have a large inventory, a great
reputation and do most of their business online so they are very
customer service oriented. You can also go to their store.

Hope this helps, Taf
Taf Schaefer Design


#4

Bob, try Ebay, there are several listed there at any given time.
You just have to want to pay the price.

Michelle


#5

Hey Bob, I have had some personal issues that kept me away from the
computer for a couple of weeks, so this is quite late and you may
have already found your source for the sapphire cabochons. Just in
case you still are having problems, I have purchased these sizes
(from 1.75 mm to 3.5 mm), good color, and very clean from Gem 2000 in
Columbus, Ohio. The owner, Kambiz, is quite knowledgeable, and
carries a large variety of quality goods. The prices are a little on
the high side. The stones I purchased were heat treated, and I am
assuming Cartier may have higher standards. Try Google and I am sure
you will find a toll free #, so no cost other than your time to give
it a try, good luck. Thomas III