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Serious training for the professional jeweler or hobbyist

 American School of Jewelry provides training classes for the different levels of national jeweler skill tests. All offerings are not intended to qualify graduates for entry level employment, rather they are designed to provide continuing education and professional development for those employed in the jewelry industry

Jewelry I

Jewelry Design I

Design - Part Time

Wax Design + Casting

Stone Setting

Advanced Setting

Cert. Bench Jeweler

Cert. Jeweler Designer

Cert. Master Jeweler

Diamond Grading

CAD Design Intro

CAD Design I

 

 

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Stone Setting                                                35 Hours         

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This class will provide the students with a general knowledge of the tricks of the trade for Stone Setting. Our program successfully competes with any and all of the one week courses available in the country. Do not expect to become a professional Stone Setter at the end of any one week class since this would be a false promise from any educational institution. Our program will give you a good foundation to understand and perform many of the tasks that you may be presented with when working in the jewelry industry. Becoming a Professional Stone Setter requires extensive training and practice like any other trade or profession. If you are a Jeweler with little of no experience, we highly recommend this class.

 

Introduction to stone setting: General explanation of techniques for diamond setting. Caution exercised with different shapes of stones.

 

Preparation of tools: The use of burs and stone setting tools will be shown and explained. Learn to select the proper size and type of bur for each individual project.

 

Demonstration and practice

 

Round and Oval stones:

                                                                                      

Pin point setting                                                                           

Tiffany setting                                                                                     

4 square prong setting                                                                          

4 prong cast solitaire setting                                                                  

4 prong studs                                                                                      

4 prong oval setting                                                                             

7 stone cluster setting

 

Fancy cut stones, stones with points:                                                      

Stones with pointed tips explained to the student and special tools will be introduced to minimize and avoid breakage of stones.

 

Emerald, Marquise, Pear, Trillion and Princess cut stones                 

Emerald cut stone in four round prongs                                            

Emerald cut stone in four flat prongs                                                  

Marquise stone in four prongs                                                       

Marquise stone in two "V" end prongs                                                  

Pear stone in three and five prongs including a V end prong                

Trillion and Princess cut settings.

Projects: Round, Princess and Baguette stones                                   

Channel and prong combination setting of round stones
Channel row setting of round stones                                               

Channel Baguette setting.

Projects: burnishing tools explained.                                                  

Bezel setting                                                                                 

Gypsy setting                                                                           

 

Burnished setting with multiple stones:

 

Pave                                                                                                        

 

Preparation of tools for bead setting.                                          

Sharpening of gravers will be demonstrated.                                          

The importance of design and layout will be explained to the student.

 

Projects: Round stones

                                                                                  

Block bright cut setting                                                                     

Bead setting                                                                                   

Pave setting

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