I spotted a ring the other day with melee stones set bead/pave’ style
on the shoulders of the shank as well as into the prongs holding the
center stone in place. How do they set that? Are the seats for the
melee cut into the prongs and then the seat for the center stone
before the center stone is set? How are the melee stones set with out
slipping and damaging the center stone? If the center stone needs to
be tightened (that’s the repair jeweler in me asking) what is the
best way to do it?