Precautions for a Diamond Setter !!!

These are the most important rules to follow. I cannot stress how important this posting is. If not not followed, you can jeopardize your employment, or your pocket book! I personally ran into many of these situations myself, in my years at the setting-bench! Precautions for a Diamond Setter !!!  Loupe and examine carefully every […]

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Symbiotic Relationship between Rough-Cutting and Bright-Cutting

The relationship between “Rough-Cutting and “Bright-Cutting” is so close. One aspect of cutting, depends solely upon the other, it’s an epitome of a ‘symbiotic relationship’. Symbiotic Relationship between Rough-Cutting and Bright-Cutting A pre-requisite to the final stages of “Bright-Cutting”. The most basic and fundamental procedure in diamond setting is to rough-cut. Nothing can compare to […]

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Setting Stones in Wax

I feel that this essay is very important, for everyone. Even if you are just a beginner or advanced in the jewellery trade, this setting essay is important. This essay first appeared in the “Bench” magazine in 2005, but is still very handy for all concerned. ‘Setting stones in wax’ is not at all intimidating […]

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The Amazing and private lives of a 156c bur!

There are numerous names for this fantastic bur; Undercutting bur, Hart Shaped bur, Bearing cutter, and of course the generic…156C. What ever name you wish to call it, they are all the same. Plus they all do the very same job..aiding to set stones! I now will show in great photographic detail how these are […]

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Quick tip: In which direction do you set Princess cut stone?

When setting a Princess diamond, there is one basic rule that must be followed! The following photographs will explain everything. This is very important! Always have the “longer” measured side of the Princess stone, in the length of the finger. Obviously, the thin sides of the stone should be on the sides of the finger! This […]

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Princess Diamond, 4 – Claw Setting

There are exactly 4 ways to break a Princess diamond, so easy and yet so expensive. If there is no care taken, this can happen to you! My essay along with many photographs will supply you with the answer to how breakage will not occur! “Pictures speak louder than words”! …Gerry! “Princess Diamond, 4 – […]

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This bench is my “second home”

This bench is my “second home”, I live at this bench many hours a day. Therefore it should be constructed of heavy duty 2″x4″ wooden legs and a secure bench-peg. The table top must not move when you are hammering, it must be totally solid at all times!!! I know at a moments glance just […]

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Some Helpful Gemz Diamond Setting Hints From My Bench #1

The helping list just keeps coming along and here are some more helpful hints for everyone. This essays are geared with those who are attempting to set stones on a regular basis. …Gerry! Some Helpful Gemz Diamond Setting Hints From My Bench #1 Posture: One of the Cardinal rules of any long term sitting is […]

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Mini-Diamond Setting Techniques

It’s just so mind-boggling on how many rules and procedures there are in just wanting to set diamonds or gemstones. I’m trying to greatly assist everyone in this daunting task. Basically, enjoy yourself, don’t get stressed out!…Gerry! Mini-Diamond Setting Techniques from the setting bench of Gemz Diamond Setting and Gerry, the Cyber-Setter Here are some hints […]

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Clean Up Your Act

Now that you have just finished your setting procedure, now comes the very important cleaning. This is just as important as the main setting. Please don’t overlook this procedure, so very important!!! …Gerry! You’ve Just Done The Setting.. Now Lets “Clean Up Your Act”! Cleaning is another of the most commonly neglected “finishing” process. I […]

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