Two quick snips of the scissors into a piece of leather? Far from it!
The process is far more complex and involves up to 100 different operations.
This functional and aesthetic model, also known as a flange, is so slender and fragile that it might have discouraged our gemsetter. He nonetheless brilliantly rose the challenge. The gemset zone is barely one millimetre thick!
This is how the bridges and inner bezel look once they are fitted together. All that remains are the finishing and colouring processes.