Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Stone setting class on the cheap


#1

I replied to a question of someone wanting to have some private
lessons in stone setting a few days ago. I replied and the answer
was returned “I can’t afford you…” The rate of pay was never even
discussed, pity! Where can anyone find a class “on the cheap” to
cover all of the necessary ‘tools’ in learning a life-long skill in
setting? Colleges in Toronto charge about $ 850.00 for 35
hours…PLUS tools and PLUS specialy ordered mountings. Can anyone
show me such a “setting school” that teaches a new skill, and
"one-on-one training, too boot?..just curious…Gerry Lewy!


#2
Can anyone show me such a "setting school" that teaches a new
skill, and "one-on-one training, too boot?...just curious... 

You right of course that in todays economy private instructions are
prohibitively expensive. However, there is an answer to this problem.
I recently started a blog on my website with the idea to provided
education in jewellery techniques, but to make advertises pay for it.
Obviously, it is not a substitute for one-on-one instructions, but
can be a viable alternative for someone in restrained financial
situation.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#3

The response should not be “I can’t afford you”, it should be “I
can’t afford NOT to!” In this economic climate, knowledge is money. I
had Gerry come across the country to give myself and my staff a 3 day
seminar. I have been setting for 25 years, and still learned a thing
or two. The results and returns from those 3 days, which I thought
were very fairly priced, has beed phenoninal! I am a firm believer in
fact that there is no majic in things, be it jewellery, diamonds, or
education…quality costs, and quality pays!

Dave