Two September Stonesetting Workshops!

I’m thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for fellow enthusiasts of jewelry making— two immersive, one-week stone-setting workshops that can be taken individually or enjoyed together for a more comprehensive Italian experience. During the initial week (Sept. 9-15), participants will delve into the fundamentals of stone setting without prongs, with a specialized focus on bead and flush setting techniques for smaller faceted gemstones. In the subsequent week (Sept. 16-22), the spotlight shifts to the art of fabricating and hammer setting thick-walled bezels, specifically designed for fancy-shaped faceted gems. Throughout our time together, approximately half will be spent in the studio, where personalized attention will be provided to refine and sharpen your stone-setting skills.


Workshop #1
Fundamentals of Stonesetting – Bead & Flush Setting
Sept. 9-15th
Workshop #2
Fundamentals of Stonesetting – Art of Fabricating Bezels
Sept. 16-22nd


Beyond the studio walls, our journey extends to embrace the rich cultural tapestry of Italy. Alongside our creative pursuits, we’ll embark on captivating excursions, including a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pompeii—an archaeological marvel frozen in time. We’ll also indulge in a sensory exploration with a wine tour, savoring the region’s finest vintages, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant artisanal heritage of Vietri sul Mare, renowned for its exquisite hand-painted Italian ceramics. As the sun sets over our host’s picturesque abode, nestled upstairs, we’ll gather under the celestial canopy for a delectable feast of homemade, wood-fired pizza, fostering camaraderie and unforgettable memories against the backdrop of twinkling stars.


Only six seats will be available for each of the workshops to guarantee your learning experience, so sign up soon to hold your seat. The total cost of the workshop, excluding travel and lodging is 2500€ and will be due by July 8th to secure your seat.

This workshop promises to be an unforgettable experience, enriching your journey as a jewelry maker while experiencing the flavors and history of the Italian landscape. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity! Join me for what is sure to be a transformative adventure. For further details and to reserve your place, please visit our website at

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard for this extraordinary journey of creativity and discovery!

Until September,
Giacomo (James)