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.

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.

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