Forums Techniques, Tricks, and Tips Angle for girdle to minimise chipping when setting

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      John Maine
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      Maybe a year ago or more I read that extra angles on the girdle minimised chipping when setting. Can anyone suggest a good method?
      John Maine

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      The method I’ve seen was to put the extra facets offset a few degrees from 90 degrees on each girdle facet by dividing the facet into 3 zones, 87, 90 and 87. Personally, if your gem material was subject to fracturing, I’d just make the girdle a bit thicker.

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