12 Weeks Diploma Program

With G.J. Owen

Course Description

This program is designed for individual that has no previous experience with optical stone setting or hand engraving.

If you are looking to become a diamond setter and hand engraver this course is for you. ​

You will be learning the concept and hands on of gemstone setting, micro-pave diamond setting and hand engraving on a professional level.

After graduating this course, you will be job ready to work as a diamond setting & hand engraver.

 

Course Objectives
 

·         Introduction to tools and equipment’s on your bench.

·         Graver sharpening, creation of custom tool for both hand engraving and diamond setting

·         Microscope setup and use

·         Geometric layout calculation for stone setting

·         Setting all stone shapes from round to fancy cuts.

·         All style of setting includes and not limited to prong, bezel, flush, channel, all pave styles                and fancy bright cut.

·         Surface preparation for hand engraving

·         Design and transfer of techniques

·         Background treatments and removal

·         Engraving scrolls, letters and borders.

·         Shading treatments for engraving.

·         Gold inlay and overlay

·         Sculpting and raised engraving

 

Tool include, Lindsay Classic foot control handpiece, micro-ball vise, gravers and microscope are the student to keep after graduation. (air compressor not included).

 

 

CLASS PROJECT(S)

 

For stone setting: copper, steel and brass plates, rings, pendants and various Jewellery item made of allow metal for the student to exercise with.

For Hand Engraving: copper, steel and brass plates, rings, pendants, knife.

Course duration: 12 weeks  

Attendance: 480 Hours


 

Requirements

This class had no requirement, but the student has the option of attending a one-week beginner hand engraving class to see if this profession fit their expectations.


 

Please note:

Course information is subject to change without notice.