Has anyone purchased this video ($179) from New Approach School for
Jewelers? I wonder if it’s worth the lofty price. Sure wish I had
the opportunity to sit beside a bench jeweler to learn setting
techniques, as self-teaching through the internet, books, etc. can be
difficult and time consuming! Waaa! Also, until I can afford to work
in gold, I am working in silver. However, I recently decided that
using gold for mounting large colored stones would make them more
secure (as opposed to prong settings fabricated in silver, which is
what I am doing now). However, when I checked a few of the major
suppliers for settings, I was shocked at the cost. Sixty dollars for
a single 10X8 oval setting seems excessive to me, but what do I know?
Is this average? Thanks for any input.