Jewellery is often purchased as something that will last for ever but its also delicate and over time stone can become loose and metal can become worn especially if you wear it everyday. It is advisable to check your jewellery regularly and take the time to bring your jewellery to a professional who will also be able to clean and polish it.
I will happily clean any piece of jewellery I have created for you and am able to fix, repair or transform your other jewellery if you wish – just let me know what you need.
Gemstones can either be set in an open or closed setting. Open settings allow light through both ends of a gemstone while stones set in a closed setting allow light through the top of the stone. This is a good setting for multifaceted gemstones which will refract the most light.
This is one of the most basic designs in stone setting. Gemstones in this style are enclosed with a band of precious metal. One reason that this type of setting is so popular is the security and the protection it provides to the stone and the person wearing it. The setting minimises the risk of losing the centre stone and damaging the ring. It is ideal for people with active lifestyles.
In recent years rubover setting which encloses the gemstone has become popular and can fit any shape of stone. It is very pleasing to the eye in its simplicity. There are no sharp corners – only gradual flowing lines to conform to the stone. The rubover setting was actually the earliest setting ever used for setting stones into jewellery.
Now that you have a little insight into setting I hope this helps you decide what kind of ring setting you would like. Feel free to ask me any questions about your requirements, I’m here to create!