Stone-in-Place Casting Success

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For the right job, stone-in-place casting can offer time and cost savings—if casters do their homework

By Shawna Kulpa

Gemstone setting is an art form, and a very precise one at that. It’s also led many jewelers to tear their hair out. After all, there may be few things more stressful than forcing a metal prong over a stone while worrying that you’re applying just the right amount of pressure—too little, and the stone won’t be secure; too much, and the stone can break.