Expert Stone Setting

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Instructor(s)
Todd Daniels
2017 Dates
09/11 – 09/15 • full
Skill
Advanced
Cost
$ 1595
Division
Jewelry & Stone Setting
Project
No project
Course Description
This course is designed to provide in-depth instruction on critical components of professional diamond setting techniques. The course material concentrates on perfecting bead and bright cut procedures and successfully utilizing them in other advanced stone setting applications. Students use a combination of power-assisted tools, a microscope, and various hand-created implements combined with setting procedures gathered from around the world to achieve superior end results.

Course Objectives
  • Creating specialized tools and the use of gravers and special geometries
  • The use of various fixtures and materials for workholding
  • Workstation layout
  • How to create a flawless polish on gravers to achieve exceptional bright cuts
  • How to avoid tool breakage
  • Tips for quickly modifying tools to maintain optimal performance
  • Microscope use for superior end results
  • Use of carbide versus high-speed steel (HSS) tools
  • Specialized use of burs in the metal excavating process
  • Optimal approaches for various metals
  • Bead, bright, and French cut
  • Multi-sided setting
  • Regular and irregular pavé
  • Encrustation
  • Multiple approaches to layout
  • Proper polishing
  • Finishing

Prerequisites
Stone setting experience and instructor approval is required before acceptance. 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.