I'm Feeling Flush!

August 08, 2017

I'm Feeling Flush!

Hello friends!  This week I'm taking some time between fulfiling orders and getting ready for the busy holiday season to hone my chops on some flush mount settings.  I spent a couple weeks at the New Approach School for Jewelers in Franklin, Tennessee this summer and I'm quite excited to put techniques like this into play in a future collection.  I'm thinking about designing some engagement and wedding wings.  Flush mounts are a great setting for putting small stones into bands.  In a flush mount, the stone is set so that the flat part at the top of a faceted stone (the table), is "flush" with the surface of the ring.  This prevents the stone from being damaged by everyday wear.  It's a great way to incorporate several stones into the design of a band.  I'm not sure exactly where I'm headed with this technique, but it's been a lot of fun to experiment and I'm sure I'll be using it in the future.