Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Them're diamonds!

This past weekend I took a workshop through the Society for Midwest Metalsmiths on stone setting. I finally learned how to gypsy set (or flush set, or burnish set--whatever you call it) faceted stones; something I've wanted to learn for a while.
Since diamonds are a durable stone and relatively easy to set, and since I had a tacky diamond ring from my grandma to dismantle, I think I'll be trying my hand at setting some diamonds soon!

This is an example of the kind of setting I'm talking about from Jetflair's Etsy shop.


casher said...

No doubt makin' a pretty diamond something for your loving mama, right?

Corey said...

no doubt!

Distinction Jewelry said...

Hey, thanks for featuring my ring! The flush setting is one of my favorites - so classy. Have fun playing with the diamonds :)