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Tips for setting halos and side diamonds using CAD

By Lee Krombholz

Halo and micro-pavé engagement rings and wedding bands are very popular with young consumers today. Historically, these styles have been created using what jewelers call "plate setting," which is a process of setting diamonds into a plate of metal by laying them out by hand, drilling the plate, burring the diamond seat, and engraving the surface metal to create prongs. Using CAD/CAM, you can do this style of setting much more efficiently and accurately when creating a halo ring or setting side diamonds.