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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    ps_bond replied to a thread Video microscope in The Lounge
    Hi John - is that https://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/index.php ? I admit, the use of the USB cameras is a bodge when compared with a...
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  • johncook's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    johncook replied to a thread Video microscope in The Lounge
    If anyone's interested there's a regular on a forum who builds scopes from quality parts - he's put a couple of his latest ones up for sale just...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    A wobbly stone can be made to appear firm by closing the rim of the bezel. But with regular impact as you get with rings for instance, it will spread...
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  • enigma's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 AM
    But if there is no movement before you start pushing the metal over then you won't risk having movement when it's finished. You do need to be able...
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 08:00 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Regarding your first question, you can get a cheap digital mini-scale for under 10...
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  • misspond's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 06:42 PM
    If it's a tiny bit of "side to side" movement when your stone is in the bezel (at this stage, whilst you're testing for fit) you might find that once...
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  • enigma's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 05:53 PM
    You can but it will then take longer to set and you will struggle to get a perfect finish. The more perfect the bezel when the stone goes in the...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 05:18 PM
    Thanks for clarifying enigma :) my instinct was to make it perfect (i'm a terrible perfectionist) but at the same time sometimes it's good to know if...
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  • Primaxuk's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 03:47 PM
    Primaxuk replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Hi Peter yes its 20 baguettes channel and the 20 Diamonds dow the sides Thanks in advance Peter
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  • enigma's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 03:47 PM
    That was decidedly poor English wasn't it? It won't let me edit now but yes, what I meant to say was don't try to save time by NOT getting the bezel...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 02:46 PM
    Thanks Dennis I've been using the floss technique already but hadn't heard of the other one. That could come in use :)
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 02:44 PM
    I take it you mean, 'make sure it's perfect' before you go to set?
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 02:27 PM
    ps_bond replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    It's worked. Can't tell much at that resolution, admittedly - are there really 20 baguettes per earring? Looks like probably 20 rounds, admittedly.
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  • Primaxuk's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 02:18 PM
    Primaxuk replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Hi Peter still trying how to use the Forum picture as Requested thanks in advance Peter
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  • Primaxuk's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 02:00 PM
    Primaxuk replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    This is a picture of the earrings Thanks in advance Peter
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 12:42 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Go to ADVANCED and use the paper clip as in emails. Then you can pre-view your post.
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 12:39 PM
    A frequent problem for beginners is that when they try a stone into a bezel cup, they cant get it out again. The better the fit the more likely it is...
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  • china's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 12:37 PM
    china replied to a thread Video microscope in The Lounge
    I'm trying to avoid customers like the plague (it's just a hobby) trouble is too many people know I make jewellery and I seem to be getting more and...
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 11:55 AM
    ps_bond replied to a thread Video microscope in The Lounge
    It's also a useful tool for photographing gemstones (might need a light panel under it) and for showing customers what's wrong with their jewellery. ...
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  • china's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 10:34 AM
    china replied to a thread Video microscope in The Lounge
    Yes Peter as I said I am sceptical, it is going to cost me nothing so I won't condemn it until I lay my hands on it and can evaluate it, the other...
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  • Primaxuk's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 10:18 AM
    Primaxuk replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Thanks Again Peter how do you upload a picture Thanks in advance Peter
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  • enigma's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 10:01 AM
    Yes, the better the fit the neater and easier it will be to set, don't try to save time in adjusting the bezel to perfect before setting :) I have...
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  • Sheen's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 09:27 AM
    Hi everyone, thought I would write a quick post about creative Stonesetting by John Cogswell. I wanted to buy a book on Stonesetting as general...
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 09:08 AM
    ps_bond replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Not sure I'm completely following - but if you've got 20 stones the same than yes, I'd multiply the weight of 1 by 20 to give an approximate total...
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  • Primaxuk's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 08:56 AM
    Primaxuk replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Thanks, Peter for your help its gratefully received so you take 3 measurements I take is the Length & width and the depth then put them into the...
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 07:19 AM
    ps_bond replied to a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Well, it doesn't actually measure weight for starters. It'll measure width(s)of the girdle & depth, which translates to an approximate weight for an...
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  • Primaxuk's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 07:11 AM
    Primaxuk started a thread Hi all in Say Hello
    Hi all does anyone know how the Moe diamond weight gauge works pleased Kind Regards Peter
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  • ps_bond's Avatar
    21-10-2019, 06:46 AM
    ps_bond replied to a thread Video microscope in The Lounge
    40mm (max) focal distance and 30fps is going to be a bit frustrating, I suspect. Any time this type of thing surfaces as discussion in the engraving...
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  • TDA20's Avatar
    20-10-2019, 09:36 PM
    TDA20 replied to a thread Video microscope in The Lounge
    Will be very interested to see how you get on Bob. I've been equally sceptical yet intrigued by them! Tess
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