Jewelry & Stone Setting
Refined Stone Setting for Bench Jewelers

Course Info

Blaine Lewis
2020 Date(s)
Skill Level
Enrollment Type
Open, with approval


Enjoy five days of learning the most efficient and effective stone setting methods from Blaine Lewis. His years of refining and innovating setting techniques have equipped him with a unique approach to each task as a bench jeweler. The tips and tricks learned in this class will take the level of craftsmanship, speed, and confidence to a new level. This is an intense course filled with new concepts that will save time, money, and frustration in your daily work as a bench jeweler.


  • Overview of tools used during the course
  • Toolmaking & graver sharpening
  • Flush & prong setting techniques for round diamonds & colored stones
  • Prong setting fancies: princess, marquise, pear, emerald & baguette cuts
  • Inlaid channel
  • Channel setting round & princess
  • Bezel setting ovals
  • Invisible settings with grooved princess
  • Bead setting & pavé: bead & bright cut, thread setting & pavé
  • Creating the 10-stone pavé cluster
  • Flush setting tools & techniques
  • Gypsy setting cabochons

Class Project(s)



Stone setting experience is required. Contact GRS for details.



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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