PrecisionĀ Bezel and Flush Setting

Online classes

Develop expert stonesetting skills with Stephen Webb

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PrecisionĀ Bezel and Flush Setting

Online classes

Develop expert stonesetting skills with Stephen Webb

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Does your bezel setting stand out from the crowd?

The bezel setting is one of the most common styles of setting used in the jewellery trade, and a staple of the stone setter. Its crisp, clean lines are simple yet revealing, and a premium bezel setting done right can be the jewel in the crown of custom-made jewellery.

Unfortunately, many jewellers find that their bezel and flush setting skills are inflexible, inefficient and don't give the superior finish that their jewellery deserves. 

After more than two years of in-house teaching and refining our curriculum, Standout Stonesetting Academy is now expanding to deliver a selection of our classes online. This opens up exciting new possibilities for serious bench jewellers in the industry, who won't need to travel to attend classes. It's also possible to make more useful progress thanks to the carefully layered content that can be "unpacked" over a number of weeks, with plenty of practice time and ongoing personalized support.

This Bezel and Flush Setting Course is the online version of our comprehensive two day in-house course. It includes the same live teaching, materials and individual feedback, as well as extra online videos and guides.

Complete start-to-finish coaching

Take out the guesswork, with structured classes and answers to all your questions

Practice materials supplied

All the mounts and stones you need to master the skills without the hassle

Amazing support

Detailed feedback and support keeps you on-track and moving fast

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The Difference Precision Setting Makes

Most jewellers have seen how the quality of the setting work can make or break a piece.

But having the skills to do top-quality work yourself can transform your business or career in a number of ways.

Total design freedom

Trust your own skills to bring the design to life exactly as intended.

*Engraving skills not included in this course

Insta-worthy closeups

Cut flawless bright cuts and "picture frame" corners that withstand the closest scrutiny.

Relax and Enjoy

Enjoy the process, without fear of damaging the stone.

Complete confidence

Assure your customer that the stones are completely secure, 100% of the time.

Stay Profitable 

Add more value, while working efficiently.

*Bead setting not included in this course

The Difference Precision Setting Makes

Most jewellers have seen how the quality of the setting work can make or break a piece.

But having the skills to do top-quality work yourself can transform your business or career in a number of ways.

Total design freedom

Trust your own skills to bring the design to life exactly as intended.

*Engraving details not included in this course

Insta-worthy closeups

Cut flawless bright cuts and "picture frame" corners that withstand the closest scrutiny.

Relax and Enjoy

Enjoy the process, without fear of damaging the stone.

Complete confidence

Assure your customer that the stones are completely secure, 100% of the time.

Stay Profitable 

Add more value, while working efficiently.

 

*Bead setting not included in this course
All photos show recent trade work by our instructor Stephen Webb

Our Unique Approach

This course is not just a collection of "how to set" videos that show a single process then leaves you to work out the rest. Our mission is to equip our students with everything they need to be learning "on the job" and tackling the real-world problems as soon as possible. 

So how is it possible to develop high-end professional skills without endless hours of unpaid practice?

With over two decades of experience in the industry, we've seen that stonesetting problems are always caused by a shortage of one (or more) of the three ingredients needed when learning to set, which we call "The 3 Ts" - Training, Tools and Time on the bench.

Everything we do at Standout Stonesetting focusses on streamlining these three ingredients, so you can be applying them to real jobs in record time. 

With our strong emphasis on "getting practical", you can be doing bezel and flush setting work that's neater, faster and more versatile than ever before.

Our Unique Approach

This course is not just a collection of "how to set" videos that show a single process then leaves you to work out the rest. Our mission is to equip our students with everything they need to be learning "on the job" and tackling the real-world problems as soon as possible. 

So how is it possible to develop high-end professional skills without endless hours of unpaid practice?

With over two decades of experience in the industry, we've seen that stonesetting problems are always caused by a shortage of one (or more) of the three ingredients needed when learning to set, which we call "The 3 Ts" - Training, Tools and Time on the bench.

Everything we do at Standout Stonesetting focusses on streamlining these three ingredients, so you can be applying them to real jobs in record time. 

With our strong emphasis on "getting practical", you can be doing bezel and flush setting work that's neater, faster and more versatile than ever before.

Course Outline

Through a combination of Live online classes, video recordings and detailed guides, students are guided through all the principles, processes and techniques that allow the best stone setters to do impeccable (and profitable) work every day.

Fundamentals

Fundamentals are the foundation that advanced techniques are built on. 

They are often invisible and easily overlooked. But once you know them, everything else is easier to learn.

In this course:

  • How bezel setting works
  • How flush setting works
  • How to apply the principles of both in almost any situation
  • Bright cutting vs burnishing
  • Curves, straights and corners
  • The tools - Seeing, Holding, Doing
  • Hand-push vs power-assisted

Our students often say that the principles they learned in this course have helped them in other areas of setting.

Exercises

Practice mounts are provided for students to set between classes, with the help of detailed worksheets and videos.

Stone shapes included:

  • Round (bezel, semi-bezel, joined bezels and flush set)
  • Oval
  • Pear
  • Marquise
  • Square (bezel and flush set)
  • Emerald cut
  • Cabochon 

Follow-up sessions provide evaluation, troubleshooting, Q&A and encouragement.

Tackling real work

It's the real-world variations that trip you up, and we take these seriously.

Learn how to deal with:

  • Thicker and thinner bezels
  • Soft stones
  • Fragile stones
  • Obstructions
  • Setting into polished flat surfaces
  • Workholding challenges
  • "Unsetting" methods
  • Fixing mistakes
  • The Big Mistake
  • Evaluating method (for teaching yourself anything) 

And as always, ask the teacher anything!

Some of the exercises:

What's included

Live online classes

Join a group of up to 10 professional jewellers for two 90-minute classes presented online by Stephen Webb. Take notes and ask questions as Stephen takes you through the important principles, processes and techniques that he and other experienced setters use to get top results every day. Complete the exercises in your own workshop over the following days using the worksheets and mounts provided.

Weekly feedback sessions

Submit questions and photos of your work via the feedback portal, then join the 60-minute weekly feedback sessions as Stephen answers all questions and suggests solutions to student problems. By 'showing up' together and supporting others in their cohort, students feel motivated to stay on track and learn from each other. Everyone's progress is celebrated in this confidential professional group.

Community

By joining our online group, you can post questions and get tips from dozens of other students and industry peers who've faced the same problems, 24/7. 

Mounts and stones

Every student receives a kit of practice mounts and stones, for 26x bezel and 12x flush settings of progressive difficulty. By following the steps taught in-class using the exact same mounts shown, students can get to work straight away without the hassle of sourcing (or making) their own materials. Worksheets, troubleshooting guides and videos help to make your practice time even more effective, making it easy to side-step into your real setting work, often before the course is finished!

Student portal

Log in to your student portal to access recordings of your classes, worksheets, and troubleshooting guides to keep you moving forward.

Content library

You'll also have access to bonus instructional content as it's added to the library, so if there's a particular variation of a setting that isn't taught in the regular classes but is important for you, it may be available on-demand. Students can also make suggestions for tutorials they would like to see!

Amanda

"I can’t thank Stephen Webb enough for being such a brilliant teacher and giving me the opportunity to make my dreams a reality."

Benjamin

"Absolutely fantastic course.

This course is great for beginners who wish to start out properly side stepping the possibility of picking up bad habits because of a lack of proper education.

Also any professional jewellers or stone setters that wish to take there craft to the next level and stand out from the crowd would greatly benefit from the course.

This is my first course with Stephen and I’ll definitely be back to learn other techniques as the Academy expands its courses.

5 Stars."

Helen

"I would highly recommend Standout Stonesetting Academy to anyone who wants to improve their stone setting and really bring it to the next level. The course is so clear and concise as well as good value for money. The online option was so good for me too. Thank you Stephen for such a well thought out course and all of your expert tuition. I will be back! Helen"

Upcoming Courses

May 2024

Bezel and Flush Setting

Suits time zones in Australia and Europe

Fully booked

JuneĀ 2024

Bezel and Flush Setting

Suits time zones in Australia and Europe

Fully booked

AugustĀ 2024

Bezel and Flush Setting

Suits time zones in Australia and Europe

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Our Vision

We imagine a world where jewellers, setters and craftspeople can all earn a living doing meaningful work that they can show off and be proud of. Your customers deserve the best, and it's our mission to help you over-deliver that, profitably and regularly.