I can say that if I had to learn it all over again I would start
with Mr. Lewis video and save a lot of time and experimenting.
In addition, I would suggest that if it is at all possible, attend
Blaine’s New Approach School for Jewelers in person! It is in
Virginia Beach, VA. I went a last summer and posted a “review” of the
class… check the archives. One of the best investments I have ever
made in myself. I also bought the videos at the class, and was
actually reviewing one of them yesterday. Awesome stuff! Don’t let
the selling price throw you… an excellent value!
P.S. I also highly recommend Alan Revere’s video series… although
not specifically focused on stones setting.
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)