Hi there,

Wondering if anybody has any advice regarding gypsy/flush settings square stones? Just so you know, I have no experience setting square (or anything that isn't round) stones!!

I want to set a 3mm square emerald into a gold ring. I am making the ring first with wax, and normally I would drill out the seat before casting (to save cost on gold). I've tried carving out the square seat (of the wax model) with gravers and I can't get it right. Another option is doing this after casting - but theres a high possibility that i'll also make a mess of it.

So my question is - how does one make a square seat? And can this be done more easily with wax or should I try this on metal?

All suggestions welcome. Thank you in advance!