Prong Setting Basics:
Rounds and Ovals
with Cassidy Kento
Join our class to explore the techniques around setting stones in prong settings!
In this class we will explore the basics of gemstone anatomy and explore how to successfully set gemstones in prong settings. Our focus will be on rounds and oval brilliant cut gemstones. We will go over what makes up the anatomy of the gemstones and how understanding that can help you to better set your stones in class and on your own. Each class will have a half hour of demonstration instruction, followed by an hour of work time for students.
CZs and simple sterling silver settings will be supplied to you and will be a part of the supply fee. You leave each day with pieces of jewelry that you have set and finished yourself!
You are more than welcome to bring your own gemstones to class, but please be aware that the settings we will use can only fit certain sizes. Feel free to email me for details.
Shared prong/cluster setting
…And much more!
There is a $100 kit fee, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Supply kit cost will include pre-made sterling silver settings and CZ stones that you will set, finish, and take home with you at the end of each class!
Cassidy apprenticed in Atlanta, Georgia with Starr Miller and Troy Atterberry, two prominent southeastern custom jewelers. She studied at New Approach School for Jewelers, a state of the art jewelry school started by Blaine Lewis.
Cassidy spent many years within fine jewelry sales, repair and fabrication for various commercial locations around Georgia. She now owns and runs Cassidy Jewelry and Cassidy Jewelry Artisan Collective employing and supporting other female artists from around the world.
She has a diverse academic background in communications, linguistics, and second-language acquisition earning a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University.
In effort to keep old jewelry traditions alive, Cassidy creates each original jewelry design by hand using wax carving techniques. Wax carving dates back as far as the fourth millennium BC. Cassidy aims to preserve these historic techniques imbuing an other worldly soul within each piece that is thoroughly hand made.