Setting Baguettes in a Domed Band

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Smooth Sailing

A guide to setting baguette stones into multidimensional curved surfaces

By Joel McFadden

Setting a baguette stone into a multidimensional curved surface such as a domed band can be a challenging process. How do you make the setting look smooth? Here I’ll demonstrate the technique I use that’s similar to channel setting in that it relies on having the stone held inside grooves along two sides of the setting.