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.
to stone setting:
General explanation of techniques for diamond setting. Caution exercised with
different shapes of stones.
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.
Round and Oval
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:
with pointed tips explained to the student and special tools will be introduced
to minimize and avoid breakage of stones.
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.
Round, Princess and Baguette stones
Channel and prong combination setting of round
Channel row setting of round stones
Channel Baguette setting.
burnishing tools explained.
Burnished setting with multiple stones:
Preparation of tools for bead setting.
Sharpening of gravers will be demonstrated.
The importance of design and layout will be explained to the student.
bright cut setting