Learning how to make settings correctly for every type of stone and how to set those stones are an important part of a jewelry training. But sadly, it is not taken seriously in many professional trainings.
Let me tell you about my own experience. In my 2 year ‘classical jewelry’ training, I learned to make settings according to a work sheet. I had to recreate every exercise correctly till 1/10th of a mm. So I learned to work very precise. But I had no idea which size of stones I was making a setting for, or how to adapt the setting for a different kind of stone.
During the 4 years of art academy, It was all very experimental. That is important as well to cultivate your creativity and to broaden your vision. But you cannot become a professional jeweler without the correct technical knowledge.
In my 6 years of training
I love color and I love gemstones even more. So I dedicated years of selfstudy to find the best ways to adjust bezel settings for every kind of cut. I took evening classes to become a stone setter, not because I want to set all the stones by myself. But I needed this knowledge to really understand how to create the most beautiful settings!
Let me teach you everything I know about these bezel settings. That way, you can make your bezel settings in the correct way, right from the start!
"What you learn with pleasure, you never forget." Alfred Mercier