Faceted Stone Setting, Theory and Applications: Fancy Stones

  • Instructor: Kirk Lang
  • March 2 – 3, 2019
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00
  • Class Fee: $295

Shed your apprehension and learn to set challenging-shaped stones in this comprehensive, hands-on weekend with master stone-setter Kirk Lang. Building off of Faceted Stone Setting Theory and Applications: Round Stones, this more advanced workshop will teach students how to confidently set faceted stones with pointed corners. The workshop covers three types of settings: prong, flush, and bezel and three types of stone cuts: pear, triangle, and princess.  Students will learn the theory behind stone setting, gemstone characteristics, and how to make setting tools. The workshop focuses on solid demonstrations of each setting followed by practice setting stones in class.  Faceted Stone Setting, Theory and Application: Round Stones or equivalent experience required.

$125 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor, cash or check

Prerequisites:
  • Faceted Stone Setting, Theory and Application: Round Stones (or equivalent)
Materials Included:
  • Material Kits Include:
    -Cubic Zirconia (pear shape) 5x7mm
    -Cubic Zirconia (trillion shape) 3mm
    -Cubic Zirconia (square shape) 5mm
    -Pear shaped prong setting (sterling silver)
    -Pad for flush setting (sterling silver)
    -Bezel for square stone (sterling silver)
    -2 brass ring blanks
    -.5mm round bur
    -1mm 70 (or 90) degree fine cut hart bur
    -1.6mm 70 (or 90) degree fine cut hart bur
    -4mm 70 (or 90) degree fine cut hart bur
    -1.6mm OD cup bur
    -Medium grit knife edge pumice wheel
    -Medium grit square edge pumice wheel
    -Felt wheels
    -Mandrel
    -.8mm drill
    -1.2mm drill
    -Krause bur
    -Sticky wax/utility wax
    -Beading tool (to be made into a punch for setting)
    -Sanding drums (320, 600, 800)
Students Must Bring:
  • $125 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor, cash or check
    -Hard, medium and easy sterling solder (available in studio store)
    -Scribe (available in studio store)
    -Dividers, 3” w/ fine tips (available in studio store)
    -Digital or brass calipers (brass available in store)
    -Set of needle files, specifically square is important (sets available in studio store)
    -Chasing hammer (available in studio store)
    -Chain nose pliers (available in studio store)
    -Flush cut snips (available in studio store)
    -Saw blades (available in studio store)
    -Tweezers to hold stones (available in studio store)
    -Cut off discs on mandrel (available in studio store)
    -Sponge (to be cut up into small squares)
    -Small metal or plastic container for sponge
    -Soft bristle toothbrush or compressed air can
    -Students May Also Bring: (these items are available to share in class)
    -10x loupe (available in studio store)
    -Opti-visor, ideally a medium and high magnification version (medium available in studio store)
    -Jeweler’s saw frame (available in studio store)
    -Hand file, fine cut, flat or barrette
    -Sanding sticks
    -Flat graver (1mm – 1.5mm tip)
    -90 degree graver
    -BIC lighter
    -Sharpie marker
    -ZAM polishing compound
    -Medium brush (3/32 shank)
    -Graver block (or bench mate) with attachment set to hold items
    -GRS Thermo-lock or equivalent