We know firsthand how frustrating it can be dealing with the many intricate settings and designs in jewelry today. We teach you hands-on expert techniques that will help you set both colored stones and diamonds in challenging settings with confidence, using the latest technology and time-saving techniques.In just five days, you will gain a new perspective on the ways you can be more efficient, skilled, and professional no matter what design you dream up, or are faced with at the bench. With tips and techniques you won't learn anywhere else, and real-world examples, all at a professionally stocked jeweler bench with high-end tools, you will learn countless advanced stone setting techniques.
Jewelers with intermediate stone setting experience are amazed at how fast they learn in this truly extraordinary class, while advanced stone setters are impressed with the wealth of new concepts they learn. The innovative techniques taught in this hands-on workshop dramatically improve craftsmanship, speed, and confidence, improving productivity and profitability immediately.
Essential Skills Learned in Advanced Stone Setting:
Heavy Bezel Setting
Flush Setting including colored stones
Prong Setting Fancies, including Princess Cut
Open and Closed Channel Setting
Bead and Bright Cut Setting
Micro Fish tail
Pre-requisites: This is an advanced class, designed for jewelers who have taken Stone Setting Comprehensive,and implemented the skills learned for at least 6 -12 months prior to signing up for Advanced Stone Setting or submit a photo that best represents your level of stone setting.
Instructors: Blaine Lewis and Drew Hadley
Tuition:$1,468.78 includes tuition, kit materials fee, and applicable sales tax. (Tuition is $1,370, kit fee and materials are $90, and tax is $8.78)
ONE-FEE GUARANTEE: New Approach is unique. We don't require you to buy or bring your own tools to attend our classes. All you need to bring is your personal optics, like an opti-visor and 10x eye-loupe, if you have them. If not, we will provide them for you to use in class.
The use of professional bench and tools is included. There is no requirement to purchase or bring tools for this class.
During the registration process, a $200 deposit is necessary to reserve your spot in the class. The remainder of the tuition and kit fee is due by the first day of class.
February 6 - February 10, 2023
July 24 - July 28, 2023