Professional Bench/Tool Tips
Hoover & Strong's Tru-Seat Setting System
This system is designed to boost proficiency for your shop and service department
Hoover & Strong Inc. in Richmond, VA, provides Tru-Seat settings that include solitaire earrings, pendants and solitaire rings in yellow, white and palladium white gold alloys. By using Tru-Seat mountings and the system outlined below, jewelers can reduce material costs and labor and improve quality.
The depth of Tru-Seat precut bearings is based on the height of the gems crown and is a graduated percentage depending on gem size. The amount of the prong cut away to accommodate the gems girdle is based on its diameter. The bearings are precut at the correct angle to hold the gem securely.
Hoover & Strong Tru-Seat setting styles are available in solitaire earrings, pendants and rings in yellow and white gold alloys to accommodate round and fancy-cut gems of most sizes. New to the solitaire ring line are comfort-fit shanks.
The Hoover & Strong stock number of the featured 14k yellow gold medium weight die-struck setting is ERP42. The ring is stock number SH617/SP61 with a 14k yellow gold shank with a 14k palladium white gold setting. For more information on the Tru-Seat, contact Fred Klotz at (800) 794-3700 or email@example.com.
By Mark B. Mann
Technical contributions by Fred Klotz, Vice President/Findings, Hoover & Strong, Richmond, VA
Photographs by Mark B. Mann
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