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Visualizing flush setting


#1

OK, this is a burning question that I’ve never really gotten an
answer to.

I keep seeing gold earrings with tiny diamonds flush set into the
gold. The gold looks like it was bead blasted as it has a sandy satin
texture. I understand the part up to making the seats etc. but never
have found a good explanation of how to push metal overl the diamond
so they don’t fall out. The books say you gouge out around it with a
graver then burnish it over and thats about all they say and no good
illustrations. Well…


#2

Dave

If you wish to have me send you my pictorial essay on Gypsy/Flush
Setting of stones, I will gladly assist you. I need your off-line
email address first! This process is not as difficult as it seems,
actually it is rather easy!

I always say, after the first 1,000 stones it is easy. If I can
teach my students this very basic form of setting, anyone can do it
with perfection!

Gerry!


#3

Any directions written here would be inadequate, but the word "gouge"
should never enter into it.

If you can’t go to a workshop to learn the technique hands-on, I urge
you to buy Blaine Lewis’ first video. I learned at his school (by all
means go there if you can) but I think most folks could learn from
the excellent DVD.

Noel


#4

Hi Gerry,

I saw your reply and was wondering if you could please send me the
info too.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards
Orla Levy
orlalevy.co.uk


#5

Gerry,

I also would appreciate having it.

John


#6

Gerry, I would love to have a copy too, as I’m just starting on
intermediate stone setting.

Cheers,
Jakob