Practical Stone Setting

Part 24: Setting Square Stones In ChannelsNOTE: The procedures in this article are standard practices for bench jewelers at this time. If not executed properly, however, they can cause harm. Neither the author nor the publisher is responsible for injuries, losses, or damage that may result from the use or misuse of this information.Safety Alert: Gravers and burs are extremely sharp and, if used improperly, can cause serious injury. Be sure that your hands are firmly secured and safely protected from the graver at all times.“The path to mastery has many stepping stones.”—Ancient Chinese proverbAfter learning to set round stones in a channel (see “Practical Stone Setting—Part 19: Channel Round Setting,” JCK, October 2009, p. 104), the next step on the path to mastery is setting square or princess cut stones in channels. The procedures are pretty straightforward; the tricky part

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