Learn to professionally prong set your own gemstones in this two day weekend workshop. Starting with sterling silver 4 prong settings and faceted round gemstones, learn how to measure and account for depth and shape of the stone, cut a seat and create a bearing with files & burs. Students learn how to select proper bur sizes and to shape prong tips and make sure their stone is secure.
We will also cover prong setting for unusually shaped stones, and students will have the chance to fabricate a V-shape or 4 Prong setting. Materials included in the kit include silver settings, silver for fabrication, and gemstones for practice. Tool list will introduce a few items specific to stone setting that you should bring to class (along with your basic hand tools).