- Nov 23, 2008
How hard is it to set an octagon stone into a ring? What do you need to be careful of? I searched but didn''t come up with much unfortunately. TIA!
I''ve actually been wondering the same thing, hoofbeats. Do you orient one of the points towards the top, or one of the flat sides? I was thinking of putting one in a round halo, but I''m not sure what the dimensions should be, i.e., if you have a 7mm octogon with a corner towards the top, should you go with a standard, 7mm, 4-prong halo?
Sorry I''m so useless... Hopefully we''ll get some answers.
I agree! Double claws would look so cool with an octagonal stone.Date: 2/16/2009 11:24:19 AM
I would orient one of the flat sides to the top. I would do double claw prongs on the appropriate sides or, possibly, a bezel.
Hehe you''re much more rational than I am about buying! I have so many stones needing to be set, and yet, all my money goes to more stones.Date: 2/16/2009 2:50:52 PM
I figured the prongs went on the flat side. I just wasn''t sure how much protection the stone needed and if you could set it in a setting made for a round if it fit. Thanks for the info! That snowflake ring is pretty!
I don''t have a stone. The tourmaline on Dan''s site caught my eye this morning and had me pondering how you would set such a stone. I need to set my spinel first though before I buy anything more I think.
Precisiongem shows octagons set both ways: on the flat side, like TL pointed out, but just above that snowflake octagon, there''s a spinel 3-stone ring that''s set with 4 prongs on the points. The octagons are each oriented differently too - the snowflake has a flat side towards the top, and the spinel has a point towards the top. Here''s the link: http://www.precisiongem.com/Main/Jewelry.htmlDate: 2/16/2009 2:06:21 PM
The prongs would go on the flat portions of the girdle, not on the points. If you look at the precisiongem.com blog, in the jewelry section, he cut a snowflake octagon topaz that knoxjewelers.biz set in such a way. Take a look where the prongs lie. This setting is also done in a smaller version, and it''s originally meant for a round stone, but they did a larger custom version for this octagon topaz.