Learn | Issue 2 Winter 2020


Use Sears’ ignition pliers to squeeze opposite prongs together with the pliers gripping the bottom of one prong and the top of its opposite prong. Rotate around the setting, pulling opposite prongs over the stone. The prongs should fit into the pliers’ teeth. If the pliers mar the prongs, the prongs were not fully prepared for this step. Use a cup bur that fits slightly over the tip of the prong to round its tip. Roll the cup bur over the prong in a circular motion, starting at the back and rolling the bur to the front. 4. Check that the stone is tight in the setting. It should not move when touched. Check that the stone is square in the setting. 3.




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