- Wow again Review by wickedcarrot
Ann is truly raising the bar on this one. Other reviewers have said most of it, but I would have liked to see step bezel fabrication and fitting a bezel into a finished piece. Maybe next time.
(Posted on 7/21/14)
- Advanced Faceted Settings Review by Pamela
Another great instructional video from Ann Cahoon. Everything from the tips and tricks to the different tooling recommendations and how to use the are very helpful. The marquis setting was definitely not for the faint of heart. As a suggestion for future videos on specialty settings, the use of a microscopic camera angle would be helpful for those of us viewing the video. Although Ann does a great job explaining and showing her progression through all of the steps used to create a beautiful setting for tricky stones.
(Posted on 5/13/14)
- Fantastic video about fabricating bezels, as well Review by jules
I work in Argentium and my options for mill products is very limited. I love how this video explains everything I need to know about fabricating my own bezels. My bezels so far are only round and even though this video is geared toward non-round shapes, it still applies. Good info about gauges of metal to stone size. Her presentation is quite fluid with lots of little titbits along the way. Ideally, there could be a camera set up on the other side of her, but I'm not sure that would really even help-the bezel really is tiny. But she does a very good job of explaining what she's doing with the parts you can't see.
(Posted on 3/25/14)
- Very informative but a little frustrating at times... Review by Sandra
I love Ann Cahoon's gem setting DVDs, she is very concise with her information and is easily the best gem setting video I have found. My one gripe would be the lack of a camera to the right or above that shows the burr head position. It is very frustrating to see the outside of the bezel wall so much and not what the burr is doing inside the bezel though she does explain what is happening. Despite this I think they are great value and I have watched them several times and learnt a lot from them. I hope she will do one covering channel setting and pave setting....preferably with improved camera angles.
(Posted on 2/2/14)