Monday, 3 September 2012

Ring Compressor strikes again!

20 = 2.10ct set with a ring compressor. 

No engravers or beading tools were used in this. Only drills, burrs and a sawframe and of course a ring compressor. I formulated the methodology because I am .. uhh.. lazy?

BE WARNED.. Dont try do what I do unless you have also nbeen blessed by the gods with an unnaturally long streak of good luck.. potential for this method to go seriously FUBAR and break all your diamonds in one go  is HIGH!

Roll down your beam

Make ring about 2/3 of a size too big. Divide it up for the stones

scribe and centre punch stone locations

Mark and drill the pilot holes.

bur your grooves and open up the seats

sawpierce your border and polish it all up

place stones in ring, held in place with bees wax


polish and done! 


  1. Nice job Chris,
    Don't tell me that you squeezed the ring with the stones 2/3 of a size.

    great tip!!


  2. Awesome jewel guide, how did you manage to smooth the rough ring surface?

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