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    Default My first attempt at a gold and diamond ring

    My first attempt at setting diamonds into a gold ring for my daughters 18th birthday. quite small diamonds 1.5mm just to give it a bit of sparkle.

    Picture taken on my phone at the last minute hence the reflections on the ring, just a quick snap and wrap.

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    Neil

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    Happy birthday to her and welcome back, Neil.

    If you feel so inclined, you could do a bit more burnishing with a mini burnisher, made from an old burr with the head broken off. Going round and round will perfect the margins. Dennis.
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    I've just done my first flush settings too, using 1.5mm moissanites and silver - glad I didn't start out with diamonds and gold, as mine don't look as good as yours yet. I think I'll spend a bit of time making a decent burnisher along the lines of your model, Dennis - thanks for the tip - and work on mine a bit more.

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    Good effort and Im sure you're daughter will cherish it, especially as its handmade.

    I really struggled with flush setting until it just finally 'clicked', helped along a great deal by the excellent advice given on this forum. I still have to concentrate fully when flush setting, but once you've got the basics masterered then its not so daunting.

    As Dennis has said though, perhaps a little more burnishing would be a good idea to smooth out the angles.

    Cheers,

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    Thanks for the comments, I'll have a look for an old burr and see if I can round the end off and have a second go if I can get it off her finger.
    Neil

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    I've noticed that if I polish a bit hard with a soft mop after I have gypsy set stones, the edge can become a bit 'smudged' and not look as crisp as it did before the polishing.
    The effect looks similar to the photo posted.

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    I love the ring, never tried that style in gold, very brave. A couple of names here that I recognise, welcome back you guys.

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    Designing is the inspirational and revolutionary fields in the fashion world,it is a dynamic world as jewelry trends keep on changing. The moment you design your first piece of ornament is the most pleasant experience in life.

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    At first I thought I'd just make a gold ring, but then a little sparkle is nice.

    Could not think of a easy setting for small stones, so gypsy it was.

    just got a few years now to think up a design for a larger set of stones for her 21st.

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    Looks good. I have just tried exactly the same thing and needs steady hands, but yes glittery!

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