A warm hello from an appreciative lurker in need of advice,
I’ve been designing jewelry for quite some time now, primarily
carving models in wax–I am more of a sculptor than a bench jewelry
and thus don’t have as much bench knowledge as most of you out
Basically, I am wondering if anyone knows of a good book, article,
or class on tension settings (or if someone could post a response,
that would be great too). I haven’t found any material on the
subject, and would greatly appreciate any help at all.
In particular, I’m hoping to design the setting in the wax. How do
I calculate the dimension with respect to the stone? Is it
absolutely necessary for the metal to have some spring to it (i.e.
titanium)? If so, is there some sort of gold hybrid with elasticity
that can be cast?
Thanks in advance,