The 2009 Bench Jewelers Conference is offering the following seminars on Stonesetting. For a complete list of seminars and registration details go to: www.BenchConference.com
This may be the most Important Event you attend in 2009.
Pave & Bead Setting
Friday session 1, Saturday session 1
Pave setting has long been associated with elegant jewelry. In this seminar you will learn from a Master Setter how to perform fine quality pave using a unique cut-down method that will speed your work and improve your quality. How to lay out patterns and micro pave will also be covered. Many tips and tricks will be shown to make your work easier and more proficient.
Setting Princess Cut
Thursday session 2, Friday session 3
A new way to set princess cuts and pointed stones. Princess cuts are the most fragile of all diamond cuts and must be set differently due to the natural grain with in the stones. These new techniques allow secure setting with the least risk of damage to the stones. You’ll learn how to dramatically improve your setting skills while avoiding many of the pitfalls common to princess shaped stones.
Working with Colored Stones
Friday session 2, Friday session 4
Handling Colored Stones in the shop causes additional problems to setters and repair jewelers. Broaden your knowledge base by finding out about different Colored Stones; what precautions to take and more importantly what not to do when working with them. Pick up vital new skills on how to identify treatments and enhancements to avoid damaging expensive, irreplaceable gemstones.
Favorite Tips - Stonesetting
Jurgen Maerz & Brad Simon
Friday session 4
Working at the Bench encompasses only a few basic techniques. However, there are numerous tricks to use in mastering those techniques. This seminar is full of innovative tips, tricks, shortcuts, and homemade tools to help jewelers work smarter, by being more efficient and economical. You will learn tips, tricks, and techniques from Master Jewelers Jurgen Maerz & Brad Simon on Stonesetting. Plus bring along your own tips to share.
For a complete list of seminars and registration details go to: www.BenchConference.com