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.

3 comments:

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 :)