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Thanks John for the tip. I called Blain and spoke with him about
the workshop. I will not be able to attend, but he spoke of a new
program he had in the works that I was very interested in. I have a
book from the Revere Academy (pro goldsmithing) and enjoyed it very
much. Do they have any books concerning stone setting? If so let
me know. Thanks again. gm

Aloha Greg, You may want to find(and well worth it),"Setting of
Gemstones"by Walter Zeiss,published by Ruhle-Diebener-Verlag,D-7000
Stuttgart-70 Germany(book available in english) or you could start
with,Robert R. Woodings series of books.There are a few others out
there,but not many. Regards, Christian Grunewald Hawaii

Dear Greg. I think that a good introduction to stone setting is
Robert Wooding’s books on dia setting. I think they are listed
in the Orchid Bibliography. I recall the titles being; “Diamond
Setting; The Professional Approach”; “Bead Setting Diamonds with
Pave Applications”; and “Channel Setting Diamonds”. These books
are avialable from any major supplier (Like Gesswein or Rio or
Swest)for about $30 each. I remember hearing that you can get them
directly from the publisher for slightly less. Without entering my
very own Treatise on setting, I will add Three quick words of
advice; Never cut more than halfway into a prong; Try to match the
profile of the Bur to the profile of the Stone you’re setting
(thats why there are different shapes available); and finally,
Take your time with setting!- Frequently check that stone sits
level in the mounting and that thenotches in the prongs are going
to fit snugly up to the stone. Good Luck, Eben Lenz

   I have a book from the Revere Academy (pro goldsmithing) and
enjoyed i t very much. Do they have any books concerning stone
setting?

I don’t know what Revere has,but Rio Grande lists 3 books on stone
settin g by Robert R. Wooding. They also list 6 videos on stone
setting by the sam e author. I’ve not seen the books, but saw one
of the videos used as a program a a lapidary club meeting some time
ago. As I remember the video was quite good, but it was some time
ago & I wasn’t looking at it from th e point of trying to learn
stone setting.

I believe these books & videos are available from other sources as
well. I’ve seen them advertised in Lapidary Journal & the GIA
Bookstore, Amozon

may also have them.

HTH

Dave

His url is http://www.weshop.com/gabriel/video.html . He also rents the
Revere videos.

Karen
karen@carvedbyramsey.com

http://www.weshop.com/Gabriel/index.html Ray Gabriel rents most of
the tapes from Robert R. Wooding. The cost is very moderate. Steve
D. Baltimore

    http://www.weshop.com/Gabriel/index.html Ray Gabriel rents
most of the tapes from Robert R. Wooding. The cost is very
moderate.        Steve D. Baltimore

Address has changes slightly…
http://www.xmission.com/~arts/gabriel/video.html

Lester…
Austin, TX