Faceted Stone Setting: Theory and Applications

Some Experience Required
July 24 - July 28, 2023

This technical stone setting class will explore a multitude of stone setting styles with a primary focus on prong, flush, and bezel setting of round and fancy cut gemstones. Channel and basic bead settings will also be covered. You will also learn the theory behind stone-setting, gemstone characteristics, how to make setting tools, and how to design with unique gemstones in mind. You can expect to finish 3-5 pieces of jewelry in this class but the emphasis will be on information and technique.

Some experience required: Basic metalworking skills such as sawing, filing and soldering are required. Some stone setting experience is helpful but not required.

Meet the Instructor

Kirk Lang

Kirk Lang is a Seattle-based studio artist. He holds an MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. His work can be seen in publications such as MJSA Journal, Metalsmith Magazine, and the Lark Books 500 Series. He has received…


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