Essential Stone Setting Tools and Jeweller's Bench Setup: A Comprehensive Guide
At Roberts & Co, we pride ourselves on crafting stunning diamond and gemstone jewellery. We want to share our process and expertise with you, so we've decided to create a series of content that showcases our craftsmanship. But before diving into our detailed tutorials, we want to start by discussing the essential stone setting tools and the ideal jeweller's bench setup, perfect for both beginners and seasoned professionals.
Old-School Simplicity Meets Modern Techniques
While we stay current with modern techniques, we also appreciate the old-school simplicity of traditional stone setting. By combining the best of both worlds, we create high-quality, timeless pieces that our customers love. Our jeweller's bench setup is designed to facilitate efficient and precise stone setting, ensuring that each piece is crafted to perfection.
Essential Stone Setting Tools
There are a variety of essential tools for stone setting that every jeweller should have in their arsenal. Some of these include:
- Ring clamp
- Jeweller's loupe or microscope
- Bezel roller or pusher
- Stone setting punches
- Polishing tools and compounds
Having these tools readily available will make your stone setting process smoother and more efficient, allowing you to create intricate and detailed pieces with ease.
Optimizing Your Jeweller's Bench Setup
Having an organized and ergonomic jeweller's bench setup is crucial for efficient stone setting. Here are some tips to optimize your workspace:
- Ensure your bench is at a comfortable height to reduce strain on your back and neck.
- Organize your tools within easy reach, so you can easily access them while working.
- Consider using a bench skin or catch tray to collect any metal filings or debris.
- Invest in proper lighting to reduce eye strain and enhance visibility.
- Consider using an adjustable chair with proper lumbar support.
By following these tips and using our recommended tools, you'll be well on your way to creating stunning, handcrafted gemstone and diamond jewellery. Stay tuned for our upcoming content, where we'll delve deeper into the art of stone setting and share our expert tips and tricks with you.
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