PGI, Bench Media Offer Advanced Bench Seminars

Platinum Guild International and Bench Media are collaborating to offer a one-day advanced seminar for bench jewelers. This master-level seminar is presented by master bench jewelers Jurgen Maerz and Brad Simon.

Maerz begins the day with his Platinum Bench Techniques presentation; Simon follows with Advanced Fabrication. After lunch, each instructor will demonstrate a setting project. Close-up video equipment will project the work of each onto a large screen. The day concludes with Bench Tips & Other Tricks.

The first seminar takes place in Chicago on July 28, followed by Boston (Aug. 18); Anaheim, Calif. (Aug. 25); Seattle (Sept. 22); and Richmond, Va. (Oct. 13). For more information, visit or call (864) 680-6660.