Carving and setting a cast channel setting using three Princess-cut stones.
An Over the Shoulder Tutorial DVD with master diamond setter Gerry Lewy
In this 53 minutes video tutorial Gerry Lewy teaches how to make a sterling silver pendant channel set with three princess cut CZ stones.
Through the entire demonstration Gerry will share his thinking through the process, he points out some common mistakes and how to compensate for them. Gerry gives many interesting and useful small tricks and tips on how he does things easier and on how he modifies his tools.
What will you learn from watching this DVD?
You will learn how to use simple wax-carving tools that are already in your bench. Explore the many uses of a wax-file. How to create “Azure” pattern design, in the wax. You will learn how to use emery paper on the wax-form for smoothing. And why dividers are so useful!!
You will see how important it is to accurately measure the dimensions of the stone, the wax form and which graver to use when and where. How to decide which high speed steel 90-degree under-cutting bur to use, and where to use it! Furthermore, the absolute necessity of a flat graver #40 in the art of bright-cutting. You will see how to use an onglette graver in making bearing-cuts in the wax form for the stones to rest in.
The most important step in using a reciprocating, power-hammer with little effort for setting is revealed. Lastly, which pumice wheels to use, where, when and what grade!
Gerry Lewy is the holder of the “Guinness World Record” for producing the world’s most valuable Casino poker chip and he has more than 50 years experience on the bench. He started his 9-year apprenticeship with a jewelry manufacturer in Toronto and was tutored by a diamond setter, who himself was taught in Hatton Gardens, London England. Gerry has redeveloped himself into more than a master setter; his purpose is now to be a teacher of the art as well.