Practical Stone Setting

Part 23: Bright Cut BoxNOTE: The procedures described in this article are standard practices for bench jewelers. If not executed properly, however, they can cause harm. Neither the author nor publisher assumes responsibility for injuries, losses, or damage that may result from the use or misuse of this information.Along the way to learning the art of stone setting, certain milestones mark the trail to competency. One is the Bright Cut Box Setting, which requires myriad skills—layout, drilling, seating, raising beads, beading, and bright cutting. These techniques have been documented in prior articles that have appeared in JCK.In this demonstration, I combine all of these skills to set a 4 mm round cubic zirconium into a copper plate. This style of holding small stones is called bead and bright cut setting. When multiple gems are set close together in the same manner, it is called pavé

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