The Hoover Azure® Anniversary Band is the highest quality ring of its kind.
Made to exacting specifications, these rings will enhance your diamonds and
stones to their ultimate beauty. Our line includes the non-azure anniversary
ring which is a less expensive alternative than our Azure® styles. Continue reading
Professionally Prepared Stud Earrings
The beauty of our TruSeat® System is that it includes several setting types and accommodates different diamond shapes for quick and easy setting. The system is engineered to accommodate 90% of all diamond sizes and shapes.
At MJSA’s Expo New York 2005, CAD systems, laser welders, and high-tech casting machines faced tough competition from a deceptively simple new technology: Hoover & Strong’s Tru-Seat settings for princess cut stones. The winner of the show’s Best New Technology Award, the Richmond-based company’s setting attracted attention because of its promise to dramatically speed up the setting of a relatively fragile stone shape, while also reducing setting errors and costs. Continue reading
2005 AJM INNOVATION AWARD WINNER: Hoover & Strong’s True Seat® Continue reading
Channel setting anniversary bands appears complicated. However, carefully following this procedure will simplify the process and yield superior results. We urge you to know the millimeter size of the stones you intend to set before you order your ring. Continue reading
Knowing the ins and outs of findings demonstrates another aspect of quality in your shop
A ll of us – bench jewelers and sales professionals alike – work hard to earn the respect and loyalty of our customers. It’s called setting ourselves apart and establishing the place where people want to shop. Continue reading
Setting a pear or marquise in a V-shaped prong without breaking the stone can be difficult. Moreover, the points of such stones are susceptible to damage during the course of normal wear. Certified Master Bench Jeweler Stephen Hermanson of Galloway and Moseley, Sumter, S.C., says the key to preventing damage is to avoid contact between the point of the stone and the V-shaped prong. He suggests this trick: Continue reading
For Your Staff/Defining Quality
Knowing how to professionally manufacture bezels demonstrates another aspect of quality in your shop. Continue reading
1. Anneal the platinum stock from which the bezel will be made, at a temperature ranging between 900°C and 1,000°C. The process should take about one minute, with the platinum taking on a bright orange color. Continue reading