Gem & Jewelry Industry

Pave Setting - Hand Set versus Pre Cut

I thought I'd devote this blog entry to my why my setter Pierre has lost his hair.  Or so he says: by hand setting my tiny little and very soft glittery colored stones into hard metal castings that aren't ready made for the fast setting type that is the standard nowadays.
Let's first talk about how stones are set for commercial jewelry production. With most rings and other pieces nowadays being...
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