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Intro to Micropave




5 Days

About the Course

Intro to Micropave

The Introduction to Micropave Setting course immerses you into micro settings and equips you with the knowledge and techniques to create stunning jewelry pieces adorned with round stones.

Course Details:

Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

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

Requirements: Preparation Class is required to enroll in this class.


Course Objectives:

  • Bench and Equipment Setup:

  • Learn how to properly set up your bench and equipment, including a microscope and pneumatic engraving machine, for efficient and comfortable working conditions.

  • Understand the importance of ergonomics and organization in optimizing workflow and productivity.

  • Layout and Design Principles:

  • Explore techniques for determining the optimal starting point for layout and design based on the specific requirements of each jewelry piece.

  • Gain insights into proportion, symmetry, and balance principles to create visually pleasing and structurally sound designs.

Cuts and Measurements for Stone Placement:

  • Master precise cuts and measurements to accommodate round stones in various setting styles.

  • Learn how to calculate stone spacing, alignment, and depth to achieve secure and aesthetically pleasing settings.

Graver Sharpening for Micro Pave Setting:

  • Develop proficiency in sharpening gravers specifically for micro pave settings, ensuring sharp and precise cutting edges.

  • Explore advanced sharpening techniques tailored to the intricacies of micro pave setting for optimal results.

Setting Styles:

  • Explore a variety of setting styles suitable for round stones, including regular, Zigzag, shared prongs, individual prongs, and more.

  • Gain hands-on experience executing each setting style with precision and attention to detail.

Class Projects:

Engage in practical exercises on setting round stones on practice plates and rings, applying learned techniques in real-world scenarios.


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


Unlock your potential as a round-stone jewelry designer with our advanced course. Enroll now and elevate your skills to create captivating jewelry pieces that showcase your expertise and creativity.


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


Your Instructor

GJ Owen

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