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Advanced Micropave




5 Days

About the Course

Elevate your gemstone setting skills to new heights as you delve into the intricate world of fancy-shaped micropave settings.

Tailored for experienced setters seeking to refine their craft, this immersive course will equip you with the expertise to master the art of laying out fancy-shaped stones in captivating micropave designs.

Class Details:

Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (one-hour lunch break)

Class Size: Limited to 6 students per class to ensure focused instruction and individual attention.

Prerequisites: Completing the Preparation and Fancy Micropave classes is required before attending this course, ensuring participants have a strong foundation in micropave setting techniques.

Course Objectives:

  • Create Custom Tools for Specific Settings:

  • Learn how to design and fabricate custom tools tailored to specific micropave setting styles and techniques.

  • Understand the importance of tool customization in achieving precise and efficient stone-setting results.

  • Layout Techniques for Fancy Stones:

  • Explore advanced layout techniques for laying out fancy-shaped stones, including marquise, pear, princess, oval, and trillion shapes with halo settings.

  • Gain insights into spacing, alignment, and pattern creation to create visually striking micropave designs.

Fancy Stone Fitting and Seat Preparation:

  • Master the intricacies of fitting fancy-shaped stones into meticulously prepared seats, ensuring secure and aesthetically pleasing settings.

  • Learn seat preparation techniques tailored to accommodate each fancy shape's unique contours and proportions, optimizing stone placement and stability.

Class Projects:

  • Engage in practical exercises focused on setting fancy shape stones in micropave designs on practice plates and rings.

  • Apply learned techniques to create intricate and captivating micropave settings that showcase your advanced skills and creativity.

All tools and materials required for the class projects will be provided, ensuring a seamless learning experience.


This course is designed for professional setters looking to advance their skills to the next level, allowing them to expand their repertoire and excel in the competitive world of gemstones.

Unlock the full potential of fancy-shaped micropave settings and elevate your craftsmanship to new heights. Enroll now and embark on a transformative journey toward mastery in a gemstone setting.

Please note that course information is subject to change without prior notice.

Your Instructor

GJ Owen

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