Jewelry & Stone Setting
French Setting for Your Business

Build your business and skills by learning French setting the Johnnyoro way! Johnny will guide students through creating precision layouts with gemstones of any size and color, creating a superior finish, and problem-solving. During the week, students will create a finished French set 14K gold ring with lab-grown diamonds. Learn how to determine cost estimates through business lessons tailored for hand engravers/ stone setters. You won't want to miss this course that will give you the skills to create and sell French set rings!

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Course Info

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


  • Overview and correct setup of bench and GRS equipment
  • Hand sharpening gravers utilizing the microscope
  • Layout techniques for gemstones of any size
  • Surface preparation and finishing techniques
  • Proper use of workholding for stone setting
  • Use of colored stones
  • Business lessons tailored by Johnny for creating cost estimates specific to hand engravers/stone setters
  • Troubleshooting issues
  • Minimizing tool marks
  • Creating a finished piece superior to competitors
  • Creating a finished 14k gold filet/french set ring featuring lab-grown diamonds

Class Project(s)

Practice plates and ring blanks
1.2 mm 14K yellow gold ring blank with lab grown diamonds


Basic Stone Setting or Basic Engraving. Understand how to set up a workstation and work under a microscope.

Graver Sharpening Knowledge:
General understanding of graver geometry and how gravers are sharpened. Knowledge of how to use the power hone is not necessary because students will not be using them.

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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