Posted November 01, 2022 |
Sergio Bassil has been setting diamonds for more than 40 years and loves seeing the piece come to life once the gemstones are set.
Works at: Sergio Bassil Gem Setters. Sydney NSW
Years in trade: 46 years
Training: Trained in Paris for 5 years, working with master diamond setters.
Other Qualifications: Diamond setting in Paris.
Diamond. Great to work with and the greatest refractor of light, giving it the most sparkle out of the all the gemstones.
18-carat white gold.
The graver – the most used tool in diamond setting.
Best new tool discovery:
The pulse graver. It is a great new tool for setting diamonds.
Best part of job:
Setting diamonds on different unique pieces that skilled jewellers have created and then seeing the finished piece after it has been polished.
Worst part of job:
Forgetting to take a break and stretch out the body when working on a big piece that requires many hours at the bench.
Best tip from a jeweller:
Spend time on each piece of jewellery to make sure it is perfect.
Best tip to a jeweller:
If you’re starting out as a jeweller, get yourself a great mentor that can teach their skills. This can really help you get much further faster in your career.
Biggest health concern on the bench:
Sitting down for too long. It’s important to get up sometimes and move around and stretch the body.
Love jewellery because:
It is my passion. I have been setting diamonds for more than 40 years and I love seeing the piece come to life once the diamonds and gemstones are set.