Jewelry & Stone Setting
Advanced Pavé Setting

Explore the technical challenges of pavé in this course instructed by John Sorich. Learn to layout pavé with stones smaller than 1.2 mm, set irregular/snow and fantasy shapes, use multi-colored stones to create vibrant patterns, and cut ajours to emphasize stones. Students will also learn to hand-sharpen specialty tools needed for these tasks.

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Course Info

John Sorich IV
2024 Date(s)
Stone Setting
Skill Level
Enrollment Type
Open, see prerequisites


  • Pavé < 1.2 mm
  • Hand sharpening
  • Advanced stone layout
  • Ajour cuts
  • Irregular/Snow Pave
  • Multi-colored stones

Class Project(s)

Phosphorous bronze practice plates


Basic stone setting (2 years experience recommended)

Graver Sharpening Knowledge:
Familiarity with sharpening gravers

Other Skills Required:
Ability to create seats in flat metal, familiarity with burs and drilling, good graver control

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

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