This course provides in-depth knowledge of the tricks of the trade for diamond and stone setting. If you are a jeweller in the industry, or already some have bench skills, we recommend this class for you.
Introduction to stone setting
Explanation of techniques for stone setting. Caution exercised with different shapes of stones. The importance of design and layout will be explained to the student.
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. Learn how to shape engraving tools for setting and how to keep them sharp, and burnishing tools explained.
Demonstration and practice with Round and Oval stones
4 square claw setting.
4 claw cast solitaire setting.
4 claw studs.
4 claw oval setting.
7 stone cluster setting.
Fancy cut stones and stones with points
You will learn about the special tools and methods of handling pointed stones to minimise and avoid breakage of stones.
Emerald, Marquise, Pear, Trillion and Princess cut stones.
Emerald cut stone in four round claw.
Emerald cut stone in four flat claw.
Marquise stone in four claw.
Marquise stone in two “V” end claws.
Pear shaped stone in three and five claws including a “V” end claw settings.
Trillion and Princess cut settings.
Round, Princess and Baguette stones.
Channel and claw combination setting of round stones.
Channel setting of round stones
Channel Baguette setting.
Burnishing tools explained.