Stone Setting Taster Class

silver ring with cabochon stone setting with a amethyst stone on a jewellery bench peg
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Materials
  • Ability Level
  • Safety

Cabochon Stone Setting Taster Class

Class Overview

On this one day course you will learn how to make a D section ring, hand fabricate a setting in fine silver and set a cabochon stone. This course is a great place to start if you have little to no silver jewellery making experience. You will be guided through the whole process and will take home a beautiful finished silver ring.

It’s a very friendly and relaxed workshop and is a great starting point for working in silver. Our taster classes are an ideal way to try something new and see if you enjoy it, we’re sure you will!

Class Schedule

This is a 6 hour 1 day taster class starting at 10am with a half hour lunch break around 1pm. Packed lunches are advised and can be eaten at the workshop. Currently we are unable to provide teas and coffees so feel free to bring your own flask of your favourite hot beverage.

We usually run several taster classes throughout the year if our schedule permits. View all Taster Classes.

Class Materials

Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.

For a guide regarding the cost of the materials for this course the silver and 8mm purple amethyst size N ring pictured on the course page costs around £15.00. The price will vary depending on ring size and selected stone.

Students are welcome to supply their own gemstones provided they meet the project requirements. Stones must be round cabochons and no smaller than 6mm. If you already have stones but are unsure if they are suitable feel free to bring them along, your tutor will advise in class.

We receive a lot of enquiries about ‘sea glass’ for this course. This course covers the techniques that can be adapted to set sea glass, however we recommend you start with a regular shaped stone if this is your first time setting a stone.

Class Ability Level

This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience making jewellery is necessary to enrol on this course.

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 16 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to direction to ensure you know how to use all the equipment correctly. To ensure your safety do not operate equipment you do not know how to use. Please ensure you have covered footwear and no high heels. You will need to tie back long hair when using motorised equipment. Please respect others and don’t interrupt students who are soldering, using the drill or any other equipment that could create a safety concern if the operator is distracted.

Special arrangements for Covid-19

We have introduced a few new guidelines to make sure the workshop is clean and safe for everyone to use.

It is extremely important we all follow the guidelines set out here to minimise the risk to all of us and ensure the school can remain open.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You test positive for Covid-19.
  • You feel at all unwell.
  • You have been abroad (to any country) 7 days prior to your class.
  • You have returned from a country on the government quarantine list. Please wait until your quarantine period has passed.

Please ensure the following

  • If you test positive for Covid-19 after attending a class please notify the school as soon as possible.
  • Hand washing or sanitising on arrival and throughout your class when necessary.
  • Please wear a face mask in line with current government guidance.
  • Keep all sanitiser sprays and pumps out of the way of naked flames.
  • Clean all shared equipment immediately after use.
  • At the end of your session clean all individual equipment, clean out your skin, (leather under bench ), of metal, blades and plastic and wipe down your chair.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own mask.
  • Your own apron.
  • Your own eye protection for drilling and polishing.

And finally, no kitchen sorry! This means no refreshments or crockery can be offered at the moment, please feel free to bring your own mug, flask of tea, coffee, water etc.

We have amended our cancellation, refunds & transfer policy to take some of the uncertainty out of booking our courses whilst Covid-19 remains a health & safety concern. View our amended Terms & Conditions page for further details.

  • How to saw
  • About annealing
  • How to form metal
  • About soldering
  • Techniques for setting a stone 
  • How to polish 

Course Enquiry

Have a question about this course? Please fill out the form below. Once we’ve received your enquiry we’ll send an automatic confirmation email. If you don’t see it try checking your junk mail folder.

Group Bookings

Make Jewellery with friends! Group Booking Jewellery Classes are perfect for small parties, events and social bubbles. We offer specific taster classes for group bookings that can be tailored to meet your group’s skill level or adapted for a particular design. Perfect if you all want to wear matching jewellery to a special occasion. Group booking jewellery classes are a really enjoyable way to learn something new, catch up with friends and  make something by hand that is completely unique!

To make an enquiry please fill out the form below with your group booking preferences.

Group Booking Enquiry Form

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If all members of your group are 10-16 years we would expect 1 accompanying adult to attend with the group as supervisor. The supervising adult does not need to be included in the group size and does not add to pricing.

Groups size is limited to a maximum of 6 students during Covid-19 restrictions. Don’t know your group size yet? Select Unsure.

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This course is not currently scheduled. However, if you would like to be notified as soon it’s available to book please register your interest by tapping the Register Interest button.

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