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Graduate Diamond Setter




3 Months

About the Course

Are you ready to take your passion for gemstone & Diamond settings to the next level?

Our Graduate Diamond Setting Class is designed to transform aspiring individuals like you into skilled diamond setters in just three months. With a limited class size of only six students, you'll receive personalized instruction and hands-on training to become a professional in the art of gemstone diamond setting.

Program Overview:

This comprehensive program is tailored for individuals without experience in diamond settings. Throughout the course, you'll master the theoretical concepts and practical skills necessary for professional gemstone & diamond setting, including micro-pave techniques.

Upon completing this course, you'll possess the expertise to embark on a successful career as a diamond setter without needing additional practice elsewhere.

Course Details:

Duration: 3 months

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (with a one-hour lunch break)


Preparation Class is required to enroll in this class.

Course Objectives:

  • Introduction to Tools and Equipment:

  • Gain familiarity with the tools and equipment commonly used in diamond settings.

  • Learn proper handling and care techniques to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of tools.

  • Understand the specific functions of each tool and its role in the diamond setting process.

  • Graver Sharpening and Custom Tool Creation:

  • Master the art of graver sharpening to achieve optimal cutting performance.

  • Learn how to customize gravers to suit individual preferences and specific setting tasks.

  • Practice creating specialized tools tailored to unique setting requirements for enhanced precision and efficiency.

Microscope Setup and Use:

  • Familiarize yourself with the setup and operation of microscopes for detailed inspection and precision work.

  • Learn how to adjust microscope settings to achieve optimal magnification and clarity.

  • Develop skills in using microscopes to identify imperfections and ensure precise stone placement during setting.

Geometric Layout Calculation:

  • Acquire the knowledge and techniques to calculate geometric layouts for stone settings.

  • Understand the principles of stone positioning, spacing, and alignment for aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound settings.

  • Practice applying geometric calculations to real-world setting scenarios for accuracy and consistency.

Setting Techniques for Various Stone Shapes:

  • Explore the intricacies of setting different stone shapes, including round brilliants, princess cuts, marquise, and pear shapes.

  • Learn specialized techniques for handling irregular and fancy-cut stones to achieve secure and visually appealing settings.

  • Develop the skills to adapt setting techniques to suit the unique characteristics of each stone shape.

Proficiency in Setting Styles:

  • Master various setting styles, including prong, bezel, flush, channel, pave, and fancy bright cuts.

  • Understand the principles behind each setting style and when to use them for optimal results.

  • Gain hands-on experience in executing each setting style with precision and confidence.

Business Operation Skills:

  • Receive guidance on establishing a legal business entity like an LLC and understand the relevant regulations and requirements.

  • Learn practical strategies for client communication, negotiation, and relationship management.

  • Explore marketing techniques and branding strategies to promote your services and attract customers.

By focusing on each objective in detail, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of diamond setting techniques and business operations, empowering them to succeed as professional diamond setters in today's competitive market.

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Class Projects:

Hands-on practice on copper, steel, brass plates, rings, pendants, and assorted alloy jewelry items to refine your skills in stone setting.

Please Note:

Course information is subject to change without prior notice.

Unlock your potential and embark on a rewarding journey toward becoming a skilled diamond setter. Enroll today and take the first step toward a fulfilling career in the jewelry industry!

Your Instructor

GJ Owen

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