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|The small screw press, or fly press in jewellery making.|
Some tooling for gallery wire, seven different patterns. Gallery wire
is bent into the shape of a gemstone then soldered to make a coronet -
claw type setting.
These tools are used to make gold patterns for rings that are then
pierced with a drill and the filigree is cut with a jeweller's
The picture to the left below is a sample of the pressing by the
tools to the right. Two sides are made in gold
The tools in the picture to the left first cut out the blank, the cut out the center, then emboss it ready for cutting and filing.
This set is for the making of a square cluster diamond ring, it was made in the 1950's or 60's.
Copyright © Peter McBride 2007