Refined Stone Setting for Bench Jewelers

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Instructor(s)
Blaine Lewis
2017 Dates
07/24 – 07/28 • full
Skill
Advanced
Cost
$ 1260
Division
Jewelry & Stone Setting
Project
No project
Course Description
Enjoy five days of learning the most efficient and effective stone setting methods from Blaine Lewis. His years of refining and innovating setting techniques have equipped him with a unique approach to each task as a bench jeweler. The tips and tricks learned in this class will take the level of craftsmanship, speed, and confidence to a new level. This is an intense course filled with new concepts that will save time, money, and frustration in your daily work as a bench jeweler.

Course Objectives
  • Overview of tools used during the course
  • Tool making and graver sharpening
  • Flush and prong setting techniques for round diamonds and colored stones
  • Prong setting fancies: princess, marquise, pear, emerald, and baguette cuts
  • Inlaid channel
  • Channel setting round and princess
  • Bezel setting ovals
  • Invisible settings with grooved princess
  • Bead setting and pavé bead and bright cut, thread setting, and pavé
  • Creating the 10-stone pavé cluster
  • Flush setting tools and techniques
  • Gypsy setting cabochons

Prerequisites
Stone setting experience is required. Contact GRS for details.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.