Florence, Italy

Stone setting intensive course

when 5 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language Italian
duration 4 weeks
fee EUR 2100

The various stone-setting techniques will be carried out on semi-finished silver products provided by the school, up to their finishing by polishing and galvanising.

Stones: white and coloured cubic Swarovski Zirconia stones of various shapes and sizes.

Preparation of the tools: burins, chisels, stone clamps…
Stone-setting in “Prong” claws of various shapes and sizes. Wire, square, shared claws.
Setting in “Bezels” of various shapes with round, square, marquise, octagonal stones, etc… as well as open bezels.
“Channel setting” with round stones in “suspension”.
“Fishtail” un-clawed settings with various applications including “imitation pavé”.
Setting of single stones: “flush setting” to maintain a round shape; “Bead setting” to obtain various shapes, such as: square, triangular, star, sun, eye.

Target group

The intensive stone setting course is recommended both for beginners and students, but it is also suited for professional goldsmiths and stone setters who want to improve their competences with the newest techniques

Course aim

The lessons are held in the laboratory, and include demonstrations and exercises that will cover all phases of the setting of gems on metal, with the use of semifinished casted pieces in silver and synthetic stones, predominantly cubic zirconia of high quality, perfect imitation of the precious stones. Starting from relatively simple embedding techniques, such as the one on griffe and on bezels, you will soon arrive at more complex works.

Credits info

Certification of attendance

Fee info

EUR 2100: The candidate must pay 50% of the total amount at the time of enrolment.
Enrolment is complete only after proof of first payment is received.