Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Stone setting tools

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    66

    Default Stone setting tools

    Hello,

    I watched a video on stone setting today and the guy used a stone setting burr....He "Clicked" it in place after he had drilled a pilot and a teardrop diamond burr....I have tried this but I never got a "Click", it just slotted in place. I also have an old A&F diamond gauge set at my disposal....If I used the gauge tools, would this give me the desired "Click" of the stone in place ? Either way, what is the difference between a diamond setting gauge and a setting burr ?

    Many thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    917

    Default

    To achieve the "click" everything has to be pretty well spot on, and the "click" is usually more subtle the people think, I can also assure you that although being ideal many stones are set without the "click".
    The difference between diamond setting gauge and a setting burr is the gauge is a measurement device and the burr is a cutting device

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    650

    Default

    You will need to do a few and get a feel for it to get to that point I think. I wouldn't worry to much about getting them to click in at first just work on getting a nice tight fit and close tolerances.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    66

    Default

    Thank you both. I asked someone today, he has tons of experiance and he told me that the click is usually only noticeable in Gold, currently I am limited on using Gold, I'm still learning with Silver. As for the gauge question...Thank you again for clearing this up :-)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    7,363

    Default

    Setting tools are standardised, but stones only approximate to the size stated. Hence a key tool will be some electronic callipers. They will help tremendously in what you are trying to do and are available on line for 15 or less.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •