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Intermediate Gemstone Setting




5 Day

About the Course

Intermediate Gemstone Setting

Take your gemstone setting skills to the next level with our specialized class on fancy gemstone settings.

Whether you're a seasoned jeweler or a budding enthusiast, this immersive course will equip you with the techniques and expertise to master the art of setting fancy-shaped gemstones with precision and finesse.


Class Details:

Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

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

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

Prerequisites: Completion of the Preparation Class is required before attending this course.


Course Objectives:


Layout Techniques for Fancy Shape Gemstones:

  • Dive into advanced layout techniques explicitly tailored for fancy-shaped gemstones.

  • Learn to measure and mark irregular shapes such as Princess, Trillion, Radiant, Emerald, Marquise, and Pear for precise and symmetrical settings.

  • Explore strategies for optimizing stone placement and alignment to enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the setting.

Fancy Shape Gemstone Fitting and Seat Preparation:

  • Master the intricate process of fitting fancy-shaped gemstones into meticulously prepared seats.

  • Practice seat preparation techniques tailored to accommodate each fancy shape's unique contours and proportions, ensuring secure and visually appealing settings.

Setting Styles for Fancy Gemstones:

  • Explore a variety of setting styles suitable for fancy gemstones, including prong, flush (gypsy setting), and bezel setting.

  • Learn the nuances of each setting style and when to apply them based on the characteristics of the gemstone and design requirements.

Utilizing Fancy Shape Gemstones:

  • Gain hands-on experience working with various fancy-shaped gemstones, including Princess, Trillion, Emerald, Marquise, and Pear shapes.

  • Explore each shape's unique properties and challenges, developing the skills to handle them confidently and precisely.

Class Projects:

  • Engage in practical exercises focused on setting fancy-shaped gemstones on practice plates and rings.

  • Apply learned techniques to create stunning jewelry pieces that showcase your newfound skills and creativity.

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


Unlock the potential of fancy gemstone settings and elevate your jewelry-making abilities with our Intermediate class. Enroll now and embark on a journey towards mastering the art of setting intricate and unique gemstone shapes.


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



Your Instructor

GJ Owen

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