Learn essential soldering, stone setting, and laser welder techniques from Stuller’s master instructors.

Bench Jeweler's Bench

At Stuller, we are committed to empowering bench jewelers to refine their skills and reach new milestones in their careers. Our extensive training programs encompass fundamental techniques such as soldering, stone setting, and laser welding — providing the proficiency necessary for you to thrive in the jewelry industry.

Whether you’re at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced skill level, you’ll be guided every step of the way by experts who will watch you put each skill into action — ensuring your success. Increase your skillset by joining our upcoming training classes at the Stuller headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Why You Should Attend Stuller Training

1. Expert Guidance: Our sessions are conducted by expert jewelers who offer extensive knowledge and expertise.

2. Practical Application: Acquire hands-on skills that you can instantly implement in your craft.

3. Rapid Progress: Sharpen your abilities in just a few days, allowing you to boost your proficiency and efficiency swiftly.

4. Industry Connections: Connect with industry professionals and peers who will be able to share knowledge, experience, and tips with you.

Meet Our Experts

Kristi Broussard

Kristi Broussard

Master stone setter and experienced laser welder technician Kristi Broussard helps customers solve tools-related challenges and vets tools for inclusion in the Stuller product line. Kristi is the go-to resource for questions on soldering and stone setting tools and techniques at Stuller. With more than two decades of experience working with laser welders, Kristi is also one of Stuller’s top laser welder technicians. She is an in-demand demonstrator at trade shows across the country. Kristi has been sharing her talent and experience through teaching classes designed for Stuller customers.

Carla Gaspar

Carla Gaspard

In her many years at Stuller working in production, stone setting, and quality assurance, Carla Gaspard has learned the ins and outs of laser welding, soldering, and stone setting. In her current role as a learning and development facilitator, Carla enjoys sharing the knowledge and skills she has acquired with Stuller’s employees and customers, hearing their stories, and making sure they have the tools and skills they need to succeed.

Upcoming Classes

Soldering Training

October 14–18, 2024

Soldering Training

Soldering is one of the fundamental skills of successful bench jewelers. Our five-day classes are taught by master instructors and will place you on the path to success as you gain hands-on experience. Basic skills that are covered include resizing rings, assembling heads to shanks, retipping prongs, assembling earrings, and assembling jump rings to various jewelry components. You’ll gain experience using tools and equipment such as hand torches, saw blades, hammers, mandrels, various chemicals, and more.

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Introduction to Stone Setting

July 29–August 2, 2024 and September 16–20, 2024

Stone Setting

Get started with stone setting or brush up on the basics by taking this beginner’s class. You’ll get instruction and coaching in four of the most in-demand setting types: four-prong round, six-prong round, three-stone, and pinpoint. In addition to fundamental instruction in each of these setting types, you’ll also learn general rules of thumb and guidance about specific setting scenarios, tools, and challenges.

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Intermediate Stone Setting

August 5–9, 2024

Stone Setting

In this class, you’ll learn to set fancy stones — square, marquise, pear, emerald, and oval — in prong settings. Basic course work must be completed prior to registering for this training.

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Basic Laser Welder Training

September 11–12, 2024

Laser Welder Training

Learn the installation process, parameters, settings, and the relationship between different metals and metal types when it comes to working with laser welders. You’ll also gain an understanding of proper safety operations and preventative maintenance.

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Customer Review

“The structure and speed of the class was spot on. The relaxed atmosphere they created made focusing on the task at hand enjoyable. Plus, you felt comfortable to ask questions and get direct feedback. Thank you for all your time and patience.”
— Rustic and Main

Stuller Events and Training

Visit Stuller.com/Events#Training to see more events and trainings, including Bridge®, Bench Jeweler Workshop, MatrixGold® Training, CounterSketch® Training, and Diamond and Gemstone Testing and Screening.

Stuller is committed to supporting the craft and business growth of bench jewelers through continuous education and access to premium tools, supplies, and resources. If you have any questions, reach out to our Tools Tech Team at 1-800-877-7777, extension 4300.

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