Jewelry & Stone Setting
Basic Stone Setting

Begin setting stones with understandable techniques that increase quality, save time, and accelerate learning. Each student uses state-of-the-art equipment to complete a versatile range of basic settings. The curriculum includes special stone setting processes that are efficient and lead to execution of nice clean work, while laying the foundation for a successful future as a setter. This course is designed for people who have never set stones, as well as those who want a better foundation for basic stone setting.

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Course Info

Mitchell Lurth
2023 Date(s)
Jewelry & Stone Setting
Skill Level
Enrollment Type


  • Correct setup of GRS equipment
  • Operation of common classroom tools
  • Tool sharpening, theory, and geometry
  • Surface preparation for engraving or stone setting
  • Artwork layout and design principles
  • Design transfer techniques
  • Line cutting techniques
  • Proper use of workholding fixtures and devices
  • Business practices and pricing work (varies by instructor)
  • Layout techniques for round stones
  • Round stone fitting and seat preparation
  • Basic prong, flush, bead, and channel setting techniques using round stones
  • Prong setting for oval stones
  • How to utilize the microscope
  • Proper use of GRS workholders for stone setting
  • How to reduce and avoid work stress

Class Project(s)

4 and 6 prong practice wheel

Princess cut practice wheel


No prerequisites.



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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