Hi everybody! This list has been extraordinarily helpful in the
past, and I’m hoping it can come through for me again. Thanks to
everybody who’s helped me out so far.
Here’s my question: I saw, the other day, a stone that was set
oddly (oddly to me, anyway). It was a small round brilliant
diamond which appeared to be set below the surface of the
metal. Closer inspection revealed four tiny triangular spurs
which presumably held the stone in, although they were nearly
invisible from a distance. I ran home to look through my
textbooks, but couldn’t find anything matching the description…
it sounded like a cross between a gypsy setting and a half-done
bead setting (i.e., without the bead).
What is this kind of setting called, and how do you do it? I
liked the effect of having the piece studded with little diamond
stars, and would cheerfully attempt it if only I knew how. Help
please! Thanks in advance to those who are older and wiser.