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Part One

Construction of the Setting

In this 'quick an dirty' guide to fabricating a setting for a trillion cut stone, Dave Wallis demonstrates using copper for obvious reasons.


Find a curve in a dapping block which matches the curve on the stone. As you can see the stone setting comes to a point - it's a bit like an overfed triangle, when set this curves around the stone.






So we start with three sides - each strip wider than the height of the stone, and about a third longer than each side.






You can see from the back, the shape is pretty similar - but without the curve.








Next we put the curve in with a bit of well aimed violence - make sure the metal is annealed (soft) first.




Whack it!








There you go - just like the shape of the stone









File the ends to fit, solder it up - add a jump ring at the top - job done! I'm sure you'll have as much fun as I did







Tutorial written by Dave Wallis: Summer 2010




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