Embark on a journey into the world of Bridal Settings: an intermediate, comprehensive stone-setting course designed to ignite your passion and elevate your skills to new heights. Join Adam Guzzon, a professional stone setter and bench jeweler, as he imparts the precision and intricacies of optical stone setting on bridal jewelry. Focused under the microscope, Bridal Settings will sharpen skills and unlock new knowledge and techniques, enabling students to stand out in the competitive world of stone setting. This five-day course will cover the prong setting of round and fancy-shaped stones in both standard prongs and 'V prongs,' as well as partial bezel setting of fancy-shaped gemstones into bridal-style solitaire mountings. Following lessons on center stones, bridal settings will shift their focus to shank embellishment, exploring kasteel and filet pavé settings - two styles in high demand within the bridal industry. Bid farewell to traditional plier and punch methods and welcome the power and control of GRS pneumatic air tools for stone setting. Students will explore, create, and learn to use the same specialized tools and gravers employed by the world's master stone setters. Students wil delve deep into specific theoretical practices of cutting seats, shaping prongs, and learn to quantify their approach to stone setting and uphold their work to exceptional standards during quality control checks. Enroll in Bridal Settings today and emerge with newfound knowledge and skill, increased efficiency and profitability, and a blazing fire of inspiration.
- Brief overview of equipment and GRS Tools
- Round 6 prong solitaire with 6mm stones
- Princess cut V-Prong Solitaire
- Partial bezel Pear Solitaire
- Kasteel set 1.6mm stones on 2mm shank of finished solitaire model
- Filet/french set 1.2mm stones on 2mm shank of finished solitaire model
- Seat theory
- Prong theory
- Bur theory for pavé
- Stone Spacing/Layout
- Bright cutting and finishing bezels and prongs
- Full polish demonstration
- Preparation of specialty tools
6 prong round solitaire (2)
Princess cut v prong solitaire (2)
Pear cut partial bezel solitaire (2)
Kasteel set shank on class model
Filet pavé set shank on class model
Completion of a GRS Basic Course or instructor approval is required, as well as an understanding of proper tool sharpening and basic engraving techniques.
Graver Sharpening Knowledge:
Experience with a power hone or hand sharpening traditional gravers.
Other Skills Required:
General bench techniques, basic tool sharpening and tool making
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.