Friday, 7 September 2012

1.7ct Hearts and Arrow Platinum make.

Beauty of a stone to make up today.. in a rush, as usual ;)

Video on top, step by step imagery below.

Forge a bezel
fit stone and divide to prongs 
file prongs
file base 
add undersupport and polish 
 time to make the shank 
roll down and taper the beam 
 platinum wants good annealing!
bend anneal bend anneal bend anneal 
 sweat solder (aka fuse)
fusing gets hot! 
ring is hammered up 4 sizes
with a BIG hammer and lots fo noise 
then time to file it 
which is sweaty work..  
best done with a Bastard file, 
then once in range lets fixture 
 grind a hole for the collet to seat in
and polish all parts prior to soldering 
time to set 
 initial tightening
set and polished 
flashy pics :) 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work - as always. Thanks for sharing.