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Stone-Setting Laboratory

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Studying Jewellery at Laboratorio

The Jewellery workshops are designed for students wishing to focus their future on the world of antique and contemporary jewellery.

In this laboratory, you will obtain everything you need to develop a professional career in the world of jewellery, and you will acquire the ability to know how to use each of the techniques to be applied at will.

In these workshops, you will work in a stimulating training environment where creativity, innovation, originality and excellence are encouraged and valued.

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Why choose this course at Laboratorio Firenze?

Florence is the most important city in the history of jewellery in Italy and in Europe and it boasts the best goldsmiths. In Florence, you can visit and participate in seminars that have been following this wonderful tradition for years and you will learn the techniques to be among the best professionals.

As long as there are places and you have been admitted, you can start at any time. Our lessons are for small groups and you will be followed by our tutor, in accordance with your level at the start of the course. In these courses, we do not admit more than 12 participants per tutor in each class.

As well as being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a long tradition and a worldwide reputation in the world of fashion and art, perfectly intertwining tradition, contemporaneity and modernity.

All those mix perfectly in the jewellery art.

You will have the possibility, in different phases of the course, to work in a company or organization in this field, collaborating with them and developing business projects where you will acquire the necessary experience to realize events focused on the exhibition of your works.

You will learn traditional and modern techniques with particular attention towards the design of jewellery and artistic objects through different techniques and distinguished masters.

At Laboratorio Firenze, you will share communal spaces with artists from different disciplines with whom you can share ideas and projects.

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Laboratory Details

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Material included

Tutor: Anthea Cattarossi

All our courses are personalized

We will assist you with care and dedication, making sure that all your efforts and doubts are resolved at your own pace, accompanied by your tutors always with the utmost availability and commitment.

A maximum of 12 students per course allows us to follow the technical and artistic evolution of each student.

Courses are held on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
In the morning: from 9,00 to 12,00
In the afternoon: from 13,00 to 16,00 or from 16,00 to 19,00

Laboratory Description

(Minimum three month)

The stone-setting or stone-embedding, is a procedure for fixing the gemstones in various ways inside the cavities previously prepared by the goldsmith. The setting must ensure that the fit (sit) are a perfect match with the shape, size, and cut of the individual gemstones. The skill and expertise that setters must possess stem first and foremost from their precision, care and experience in using the traditional techniques, instruments, tools and equipment. However, what distinguishes skilled setters is their ability to create their own personal solutions. Among the various types of settings there are the prong, bezel, channel, bead, burnish and invisible settings.

For experimentation with all the most commonly used settings in jewellery making.

The course is also aimed at artisans wishing to complete their skills and those wishing to keep up to date with the most recent and refined techniques.

Subjects & Duration


(Minimun a month)

This laboratory is included in Stone-Setting laboratory, but can be done apart.

This technique consists of paving the entire surface with tightly-packed rows of stones, in such a way that every single surface, whatever its size, is entirely covered with the precious stone.
The use of this technology permits greater precision in the traditional steps of piercing and setting. Indeed, the microscope is only not used for magnification but more specifically for mounting the precious stones on ornaments and items of jewellery. The engraver’s ball and the tools of the trade (electronic compressed-air burin) are used simultaneously to achieve maximum precision.
The micro pavé technique also makes it possible to reduce to a minimum the amount of metal visible between the stones by creating tiny ‘grains’ or beads to hold them in place, so miniscule that they become almost invisible to the naked eye.
Each bead is rounded and perfectly and evenly smoothed, eliminating all imperfections and roughness, so that even the most delicate fabric can slide over them without getting snagged.

Prices & Dates

You will develop a workbook during the entire process including your projects, photographic images, drawings and applications that you have made yourself so you can present a professional portfolio.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate and diploma that will guarantee your knowledge and level attained.

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