Adorable (by Tamsin, 29/03/2016)
I really love this setting. It's perfect for easily setting a 6x4mm gemstone without having to force the stone into the prongs. It's lovely and heavy without being overly chunky, and is very comfortable to wear. It comes in an unfinished state, in matte and with the casting lug still on the back. As my first use of gold this was daunting but didn't ultimately pose a problem. I've only docked a star because the filigree on one side wasn't cleanly cast, and I had to spend a long time with tiny needle files smoothing the metal out and making it nice and tidy to match the other side - quite nerve-racking for a beginner! I set an £80 Alexandrite in this ring, and had it professionally valued at £1200!