books and books, if you fancy learning classical stone setting there are really only the Robert Wooding books and DVDs to give you a good foundation. If you then want something to give yourself a 'Phd' then move onto The Technolgy of Setting, P.A. Grether. This is one of my major influences into all aspects of jewellery.
I would also recommend the Robert Wooding books, if you are interested check out this one for sale at Cookson, called Diamond Setting, the professional approach, it's well worth the £25.25 price tag and shows detailed sketches from preparing tools and all types of setting, see; http://www.cooksongold.com/top/Diamo...prcode-999-AMM
You have me there Dennis I am a sucker for a toffee :0)