PGI bench seminars begin in August

Platinum Guild International USA will join Brad Simon’s “Show Me How” seminars this fall, to present platinum technical courses during a day of bench education.

The seminars will teach bench basics, short cuts for platinum repairs, and advancements in platinum technology. The Road Show Seminar will begin on Aug. 27 at the Doubletree Hotel, San Francisco (Calif.) Airport. It will make stops in the following three locations:

• Orlando: September 3- Clarion Hotel, Orlando Airport
• Cincinnati: September 24- Radisson Hotel, Cincinnati Riverfront
• Houston: October 15 – Holiday Inn, Intercontinental Airport

PGI-USA’s Technical Director, Jurgen Maerz will be teaching a two hour course on Platinum Bench Techniques. Marez and Brad Simon will hold a session entitled “30 Tips in 30 Minutes.

Additional lectures include: colored stone setting, bead and bright cut, channel or flush setting, and productivity.

Visit to register for the Bench Jeweler seminar, at the location of choice, for the discounted rate of $195 per person (regular price is $225). Location information, schedule of events, and “Show Me How” seminars for the day are located on the site.

For more information on the Bench Jeweler’s Seminar, or platinum technical education, contact: Jurgen Maerz at Platinum Guild International at (714) 442-3103 or email