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  1. Prong Setting 101

    by , 07-14-2010 at 03:50 AM (3dcadjewelry.com General Blog)
    Prong Setting

    Prong setting is by far the easiest method of setting stones. However, it still takes practice and a working knowledge of tools and procedures to master.
    Ask 5 jewelers what method is used to prong set a stone and you will probably get 5 different answers. In these examples I will show you what methods work best for me.
    In the first example, I will be setting a pear shaped star cut blue topaz in a standard 4 prong double gallery basket head.

  2. Casting

    by , 05-26-2010 at 03:16 AM (3dcadjewelry.com General Blog)
    Quote Originally Posted by ken View Post
    (This is from my old website and thought I would post it here as well)

    Lost Wax Casting

    This article is focused mainly toward beginners or for someone who has never seen this process done.

    For centuries articles of jewelry have been made by a technique that is called lost wax casting. This method is basically done by taking a wax or plastic model and encasing it in a plaster like material called investment. This investment is then heated in an oven