Practical Stone Setting Part 25: Setting an Oval in Prongs

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 publisher is responsible for injuries, losses, or damage that may result from the use or misuse of this information.Safety Alert: Burs and other setting tools are extremely sharp and, if used improperly, can cause serious injury. Be sure that your hands are firmly secured and safely protected at all times.This classic 6-prong oval ring from Stuller has become part of the revised JA Bench test for level one, JA Bench Jeweler Technician. The setting is soldered to pinched split shank and the ring has been polished.1. The ring is now ready to set the stone. Both the setting and shank are available in a variety of sizes and alloys, such as this example with a 14k white gold head (setting) and 14k yellow gold shank.Fig. 1. Polish

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