International training – using the best tools
Looking for an international training facility with GRS equipment on the bench?
You can learn hand engraving and stone setting skills at an international training center in several locations throughout the world that exclusively use GRS Tools to propel their students into success.
Select companies and individuals offer training in Belgium, Germany, Russia, Asia, and Denmark.
School for Optical Diamond Setting
Alexandre Sidorov is internationally recognized for his exquisite stone-setting abilities. Over thirty years of experience have led him to the development of a highly specialized setting technique in which the microscope is used as the main working tool. The uniqueness of Alexandre’s work methods is the result of a combination of two specialized professions: Microscopical engraving and stone setting. Alexandre offers this ‘know how’ at his Optical Stone Setting School. This program results in a high setting quality in a relatively short period of time. Both 5-day and 3-month courses are offered.
Learn the trade of a metal hand engraver or improve your skill in the art of engraving. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, you will discover the traditional Belgian engraving methods and new techniques used by Master Engraver Alain Lovenberg, internationally known for his skills and artistic talent. Course sessions are for 2-3 students maximum. Small group size allows a more efficient and deeper training for each student. The duration is 40 hours distributed over 5 days. Weekend beginner courses will also be available for students that want to try engraving. The Master Classes are 80 hours distributed over 2 consecutive weeks.
Goldschmiede-akademie und atelier
The training to become a jeweler is currently the heart of our academy. With this 3.5 months certified training you will learn modern techniques in the field of stonesetting and engraving. Air pressure assisted gravers (GraverSmith and GraverMach), Meiji microscope, and micromotors facilitate your work and allow you to achieve the highest precision in these arts. Learn to work with difficult material combinations safely and precisely. Expand or supplement your own design portfolio through course work. Greater offerings for custom design, time savings in gemstone jewelry production, and precise execution give you a huge edge over your competitors. It also allows you to work for others, not only as a goldsmith, but also as a gemstone collector.
International Jewellery School
Operating in St. Petersburg since 2014, the International Jewellery School is the only facility in Russia that trains beginners as well as experienced masters, all while working on GRS equipment. The teachers are professionals who have trained more than 100 specialists from different regions of Russia, CIS countries, and near abroad. This training center will show the growth points and give you the knowledge, technologies, and tools with which you will create and fully realize your creativity. These classes are coordinated by Roman Karakurkchi, who is the Authorized GRS Dealer for Russia.
Wing Wo Hong
In collaboration with GRS Tools, Wing Wo Hong will offer classes in Asia, utilizing official GRS instructors. Classes will be offered periodically in hand engraving and stone setting. These courses will come with an official certificate of completion from the GRS Training Center in the United States.
Aktiv Guld is one of the market’s leading total suppliers for the gold and silversmith industry in Scandinavia. Since 1998, they have shared the customers’ passion for traditional craftsmanship and beautiful design. That same passion has been carried over to providing various courses and seminars. Among their courses are collaborative training efforts with GRS Tools, taught by official GRS instructors.