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Stone setting- Gavin Dias


#1
I am a Diamond Setter employing 2 others in the Hatton Garden
jewellery area in London. I work for small manufacturing and small
retail groups providing a setting service and supplying stones and
mounts.

Gavin, I have a question for a setter. I have met folks that use
ball burs to make seats for pave’ setting and others that use
setting burs. Do you have a preference or any tricks you could
give us? Thanks, Ron


#2
Gavin,      I have a question for a setter.  I have met folks that use
ball burs to make seats for pave' setting and others that use
setting burs.  Do you have a preference or any tricks you could
give us? 

Well thats a good question. I prefer bud burrs “()” but many
setters like ball burrs “o” for pave setting its what you get used
to.sorry i cant give any more help on this point. Gavin


#3

I have a question for a setter. I have met folks that use
ball burs to make seats for pave’ setting and others that use
setting burs. Do you have a preference or any tricks you could
give us? Thanks, Ron

Hello Ron: I am a stone setter and I have used a ball bur for pave’
setting. I prefer a 90 degree setting bur because I can see the
depth of the seat better,hince the stones are flater. With a ball
bur it is easy to get stones tilted when pushing beads down. After
measuring and marking I pre-drill the holes ,this helps keep the
holes true.If you drill the holes all the way thru cleaningof the
piece in the future is easier.

Michael Mathews Victoria,Texas USA