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Old-School Micropave




3 Days

About the Course

Don't worry if you don't have the funds to set up your bench with all the whistles and bells of Pneumatic tools, micromotors, and microscopes.

Our course is designed to teach you old-school micropave settings using hand-push gravers without the need for expensive tools.

This Introduction to Old-School Micropave Setting course will prepare you to start your journey through micropave. It will teach you how to use hand push gravers and calculate the space needed to set a world-class micropave without the help of expensive tools.

Course Details:

Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

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

Requirements: A 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 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.

  • Get ready to put your skills to the test as you gain

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

Class Projects:

Get ready to apply your newly acquired skills in real-world scenarios. Our course includes practical exercises on setting round stones on practice plates and rings, ensuring you gain hands-on experience and confidence in your abilities.

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 to elevate your skills and create captivating 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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