|01 ||The original design.
||02 ||Trace the parts and try to fit them on your 2 mm plate. You are looking at 80 gramms of gold.|
|03||Cut out all pieces. Drill the holes for the diamonds.
||04||File the lines, round the surfaces, sand and dome the pieces. This step will take a couple of hours.|
|05||Solder the connecting rings. Allow enough space for the parts to move.
|07||Centerpiece form the back.
|09||Lay out all pieces and verify the length of the necklace.
||10||Adapt the last piece to reach the right size.|
|11||Test how the necklace sits on the necklace mandrel
||12||Verify the symmetry|
|13||from all sides.
||14||Prepare a 0.7 mm plate for the centerstone setting.|
|15||Always handle gemstones with care. Abrasive corundum dust settles on your workbench.
||16||Prepare the angular prongs by filing a V shaped groove.|
|19||Trace some fine lines to verify the symmetry.
||20||Cut out to fit the stone nicely.|
|21||Note the inside preparation of the bezel.
||22||Fit the angular prongs, test with the stone before soldering.|
|23||Fit the centerstone setting into the necklace.
||24||The two center diamonds are preset before you assemble. It is difficult to set them afterwards.|
|25||Polish the necklace.
||26||This is how it will look. The diamonds are still missing.|
||28||Does the design look like the necklace. The final question.|
||30||Scapolite 11.39 ct from Madagascar cut by Katerina Kestemont (Cleopatra's eye)|