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Do channel set diamonds move in the setting?

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Maisie

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I was wondering what holds the diamonds in place or do they move about in the setting?
 

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Date: 2/28/2009 3:38:39 PM
Author:Maisie
I was wondering what holds the diamonds in place or do they move about in the setting?
You''d think they''d move, wouldn''t you? They don''t seem too though. Maybe sort of a notch for the diamond to sit in?
 

shimmer

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Looks like there is a notch!

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Maisie

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I can see that they sort of slide into the notch ... but I wonder if anything stops them from moving in the channel.
 

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Side pressure.
 

Maisie

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So are the diamonds placed into the groove then the sides pushed over... a bit like prongs?
 

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properly done there is either a dimple made over each stone to hold it in place or the side of the channel is pressed in or a lip is pushed down on the diamond.
They shouldn't slide.
 

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If the setting is made well they should not...otherwise it is possible yes.
 
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