The best method to retip a stone with a point is to make a cap in the shape of the prong. Then with a minimum of solder, attach the cap to the top of the prong. Do Not allow solder to flow under the stone, completely encircling the stone point. If the prong is worn to the place that it needs more work than just a cap, it is best to remove the stone and replace the crown or prong.
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After cutting a seat for a stone, clean the burs off the prongs before placing the stone into the crown. Use a graver to cut the burs away, or scrape them off with your tweezers. Then, polish the inside of the crown before continuing the setting process.
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When pave or channel setting, place a strip of double stick tape in your stone tray. Then stones can be laid out on the tape in the same order as in the mounting. The tape will keep them in order even if the tray is bumped.