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    Default Reliable setter

    My most recent setter has messed up a job for me and after three attempts at trying to get it sorted I want to find someone else.
    Feeling really frustrated!

    Thank you!


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    Have you got any pictures of the piece?

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    what happened ?

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    Find a good microscope setter & treat them well. Not much use making fine jewellery if the final step is below standard. Nicely set pieces can really finish a piece well, or at worse can be a catastrophically expensive disaster.
    I don't expect we're in the same area otherwise I'd happily help you remedy the problem.
    Phil, setter in NZ.


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    So what happened? Providing you made a perfectly good mount with the correct stones you shouldn't really get a major problem.
    Then again it always seems to be the setters fault for not turning a pigs ear into a silk purse....

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    What Chris said
    In spades.

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    If anything the claws were a bit big so he had plenty of scope. It was a Christmas job so I think he rushed it. The claws were standing proud from the stone and were catching so I took it back for him to adjust but he just polished the tops down until there was hardly any metal holding the stone in. I didn't notice this until I got home so it was back up to London for the third time. He then said he'd take the stone out and rebuild the claws and start again but it was obvious that he had just laser soldered more metal to the top of the claws and reshape them. They all look uneven and a complete mess.
    I've got some pictures of after the polishing part that I'll post.
    Thank you for your help everyone.


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    Not a great pick picture but hopefully you can see the issue.
    He's cut so much metal from under the stone that it makes it look like the claws don't fit.


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