Jewelry & Stone Setting
High Fashion Pavé Setting

Perfect for seasoned stone setters seeking a new challenge, this course will tackle the intricacies of properly setting a sizable domed ring in a captivating irregular/snowflake pavé. Students will work with stones ranging from 0.8 to 1.8 mm in seven colors. At the heart of the design, a large cushion cut princess stone will be set in prongs. Ben will guide students through the delicate balance and technicalities of filling the entire surface surrounding the center stone. If you're interested in diving deep into this technique and have prior experience as a stone setter who does a lot of regular and line pave work, this is the course for you!

Clear to choose a different Instructor or Date

Course Info

Ben Bentvelzen
2024 Date(s)
Jewelry & Stone Setting
Skill Level
Enrollment Type
Open, see prerequisites


  • Surface preparation for stone setting
  • Advanced stone layout techniques on a domed surface
  • Work holding techniques for stone setting
  • Pavé with stones ranging from 0.8 mm to 1.8 mm
  • Pavé with multicolored stones
  • Prong setting a large cushion cut center stone
  • Hand Sharpening a variety of gravers
  • Creation of specialty tools
  • Finishing techniques

Class Project(s)

3D printed / casted domed practice ring


Completion of a GRS intermediate Stone setting course or equivalent with instructor approval.

Graver Sharpening Knowledge: A basic familiarity with hand sharpening gravers using diamond rotary wheels

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.

Build my bench.

New to engraving or stonesetting? Use our custom tool to discover more about the hand engraving tools you’ll be using in your new craft.

Get started