Early Bird Pricing Ends 2/8/2021 at Midnight!


Learn A Unique Ring Fabrication System With Unlimited Creative Design Potential


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Architecture of a Ring Lesson Plan

Module 1: Making a Detailed Band Ring

Learning how to make this type of band perfectly, is the foundation that will take us into the more complex ring fabrications that come in the subsequent modules

  • Learn to properly cut a ring blank to a specific size
  • Learn to form it into a perfect cylinder.
  • Learn to tightly fit different straight edged wires over the cylinder to make a detailed band ring!
  • Explore different design possibilities within that framework.
    You will now have the skills to create intricate wedding bands and more!

Module 2: Creating Single Stone Rings

You may follow along with Kent to make the same ring design, or use a different shaped stone, accents, or shank styles to make something uniquely yours!

  • Learn to advance your ring fabrication & design skills
  • Learn to form and add elements around your ring shank, meeting up to your central bezel (pre-made by you or purchased ahead).
  • Create additional elements to add dimension and interest around the focal point of your ring!

Module 3: Complex Ring Design: Enter the World of Kent’s Sketchbook!

Here we explore the next level of Architectural ring design...

  • Here we will put pencil to paper as Kent takes us step by step through the planning and design stages of creating complex rings with multiple gemstones!
  • Learn a simple way to plan, visualize, and draw out more and more complex and detailed rings.
  • We will explore many additional ways to add dimension, volume, elevation and interest to your rings, including the use of hollow forms, steps, borders, shank variations and more
  • Watch as Kent unveils the mystery of how some of his most complex rings were created!

Module 4: Demonstrations on Multi-Stone Complex Ring Design

The fabrication skill level goes up another notch, as you are shown how Kent ​approaches this advanced fabrication...

  • Learn to approach a symmetrical, complex ring with multiple difficult angles and interrelated elements
  • Learn the progression of the fabrication process, using Kent’s unique style he has developed over the past 50 years!
  • Learn Kent’s process in refining multiple bezel groupings, with unusual angles and tricky filing.
  • Learn approaches to difficult soldering setups.
  • See how Kent spontaneously makes changes to his original design as he works.


Once you’ve learned how to design and fabricate complex rings, we’ll learn the ins and outs of sizing a ring! Kent will share his insights into this necessary, but often dreaded job.

  • Learn how to cut out or add just the right amount of material to get the desired size.

  • Learn how to size a ring with a heat sensitive stone: Kent will size a ring up two sizes!

  • Kent will walk you through the use of the ring stretching machine.

  • Learn design considerations for your rings, making them easier to size down the road.

You will no longer fear being asked to size a ring, and you can keep your clients happy!

Remember, every time you hear from a client, even for a sizing, they are opening up a new avenue of communication, and another chance for you to impress them with your mad skills! They are always so grateful, and often have a renewed interest in adding more of your work to their collection!

***Please note, this class is taught in sterling silver with the use of solder, you DO NOT have to be a goldsmith to take this course!***


Many of you know me as a goldsmith and gold granulation master. Although this is true, here we are learning specific fabrication skills and bezel setting. All lessons are taught in the universal language of sterling silver. You are free to work in any metal, any alloy you are familiar with. We are not teaching fusing or anything concerning gold alloys, we are focusing on the techniques outlined above.



Once you purchase the course you will receive a detailed tools and required materials list. You will want to order your needed tools right away!

Skill Requirements



By enrolling in Architecture of the Ring, I acknowledge that to get the best results from this course I must have the tools available to me from the ‘Required Tool List’, and that I have a strong foundation of basic gold smithing/silver smithing skills.

How much time will the work for each module take?

Do I have to be a goldsmith to take this course?

How do I know if this class is right for me?

Is the content "dripped", or do we get everything at once?

How do I ask questions during the course?

What happens on the ZOOM calls? Is it required?

I will be ordering tools, what if the tools I ordered don't arrive in time?

What if I find this course is not a good fit for me?

Meet Your Master Instructor

Hi, I’m Kent Raible

In my mid 20’s I sold all my possessions and went to Europe on an extended biking trip, and somehow managed to stay for almost two years. I attended a jewelry program at a German trade school, and it was there that I was introduced to different approaches than I would have seen in America. I eventually developed a unique way of building jewelry pieces, using unconventional torches and solder less joining techniques. My work is unique because I do so many things differently!


Now I want to share what I have learned with you. I am streamlining my knowledge so that I can offer you a direct route to up-level your skills in specific areas. Your palette of skills to draw from is about to get bigger! You will be able to dive deeper into the creative manipulation of metal and create more beautifully executed and complex designs. These videos, and the work we will do together, are designed to improve your technical prowess, and enhance your creative abilities.


Your success is our goal.

By signing up, you’re raising your hand to grow your skills.  If you show up and do this work with me, I know you’ll walk away with more insight, confidence and technical knowledge to create the pieces you envision.

What it's Like to Study with Kent Raible...

Kent Raible is not just a modern master. Kent is not just the best granulation artist around. He is not just a fabulous goldsmith and jewelry designer. Kent is also one of the best teachers in the world. He learned at the feet of masters in Germany, as I did,  and then he developed his skills even further. Kent taught hundreds of students at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Kent knows his stuff, loves what he does and shares his passion eagerly. His methods are complete and easier than you might think. Take this opportunity! You will only regret it if you don’t.

Alan Revere

Artist, Creator, Founder and Former Director   |  The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, California

Kent is a master of granulation and a wonderful instructor- He also is the best fabricator I have ever known. I teach cloisonné workshops and I have brought Kent in to work with my students. He is very approachable, attentive and thorough, I would love to have him teach in my California classroom anytime!


Truthfully, Kent has inspired plenty of improvement in my work and helped to reignite the passion for making exceptional pieces. I am fusing rather than soldering more and more to build settings. The metalwork on my cloisonné pieces has grown dramatically and I will continue to learn from Kent whenever the opportunity arises. Studying with Kent online is an exciting prospect. I prefer my own tools and workspace, I prefer my own schedule and I prefer my own projects- Now I can have all of this and get Kent’s help too!

Merry-Lee Rae

Founder, Artist & Creator  |

Architecture Of A Ring

With Master Goldsmith &
​Visionary Artist Kent Raible

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