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Diamond setting
  • Preparation Class

    Immerse yourself in a three-day workshop that will equip you with the essential skills and techniques needed for a proficient gemstone and micro-pave setting. This comprehensive workshop will elevate your diamond-setting expertise to new heights, from mastering micromotor handpiece machines to honing your metal-cutting abilities.

    You will not set any gemstones in the class, but the instructor will demonstrate a few settings on the last day.


    Class Details:


    Duration: 3 days (Wednesday to Friday )

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

    Class Size: Private one on one

    Prerequisites: While prior jewelry-making experience is beneficial, this workshop is open to beginners with a passion for learning.


    Class Objective


    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.


    Introduction to Micromotor Handpiece Machine:

    Understanding the components and functions of the micromotor handpiece machine.

    Safety protocols and best practices for operating the equipment.

    Hands-on practice session with different drill bits to familiarize students with their applications.



    Drilling and Ball Burring Techniques

    What is the right speed to drill and carve with?

    Mastering the correct angle and pressure for drilling gemstone seats.

    Techniques for preventing shattering and achieving precise cuts.

    Selecting the appropriate drill bits for efficient and effective drilling.



    Metal Cutting with Various Burs

    Exploring the versatility of different burs for metal cutting and shaping.

    Practical exercises to develop proficiency in channel cutting and precise metal shaping.

    Tips for achieving clean and accurate cuts to enhance gemstone setting.



    Sharpening and Cutting with Gravers

    Introduction to graver shapes and their applications in bright-cut techniques.

    Hands-on practice sessions covering primary line, circle, and corning cutting.

    Techniques for creating decorative borders and embellishments using gravers.


    Applied Techniques:

    Project Work and Final Showcase

    Applying learned techniques to a final project incorporating gemstone setting and micropave design.

    Individualized guidance and feedback from instructors during project execution.



    Class Benefits:

    Accelerated learning in a condensed five-day format.

    In-depth exploration of drilling and preparing seats for gemstone and micropave setting techniques.

    Personalized instruction and guidance from experienced instructors.

    Hands-on practice sessions to reinforce learning and skill development.



    Join us for an intensive three days of learning, creativity, and skill-building in preparing seating for gemstone and micropave settings. Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative journey in jewelry making!

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