I remember a setter who lost a stone through the window. It was too hot in the workshop and he had opened the window to ventilate. The diamond fell on the roof of the neighbouring warehouse… Ladder, velux, it was an adventure to get it back.
We didn’t do any better, but one day while setting a centre, the stone blew up… and it disappeared. We spent hours looking for it. And then, not a small stone, almost a carat. We only found it months later when we did a major cleaning. It was in a spider’s web!
"The way it's dirty, I'll put the ring in the bleach. I don't want to get salmonella!" One of my colleagues, about ten days ago... photo : inkhara.com If I am quoting to you today the heartfelt cry of one of my colleagues at the sight of a particularly...