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Posted March 3rd, 2021  /  Ends July 1st, 2021

Introduction to Stonesetting Workshop with Paul Nielsen

Dates: July 16-20 (in-person)
Instructor: Paul Nielsen

Gemstones have captured the imagination and admiration of generations of people from kings and queens to young couples committing to a loving life together. In this class, participants will learn proper techniques, terminology and “tricks of the trade” in the most popular styles of setting gemstones including prongs, bezels, flush setting, burnishing and channel setting. Choosing the appropriate setting for particular gems will be discussed in detail. Settings will be done using cubic zirconia in a variety of mountings that are included in the material fee. If you have particular stones you want to use, please bring them. This class is suitable for artisans with basic jewelry knowledge and seasoned professionals looking to build upon their stone setting skills. Advanced Beginner and Beyond

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