This project started out with a customer bringing me a Marquise shaped Stone. and a sketch.The stone was a shape and size then I couldn't buy a setting for so I decided to make one
I used a soft fire brick as my soldering pad and this allowed me to push the wire prongs into the pad and hold them in place in little notches I filed to hold them
I forged out the wings and added them to the setting.
At this point I pre finished the entire piece before setting the stone so I could get to the hard to reach places and not worry about the stone.
The finished piece. This was a custom made piece so it's not available for purchase.