Collet Setting Course

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silver amethyst ring with collet setting
  • Overview
  • Start Dates
  • Materials
  • Ability
  • Safety

Course Overview

Collet Setting Course

On this course you will learn how to make a collet setting. This contemporary setting is seen mainly on rings with round faceted stones and can either be a rub over setting or claw setting. As the rub over protects the girdle of the stone this setting is suitable for all faceted stone types. A claw setting is more suitable for hard stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, spinels and cubic zirconia.

As an introduction to this technique we will focus on a rub over settings for this course and will attach the mount onto a ring shank. We will also cover the setting process.

Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
Class Tutor
Nerissa is the primary tutor & owner of Kingham Jewellery School.

Course Start Dates

Wed 26 Jan 2022
10.00am - 1.00pm
7 weekly classes
The start date for this course has already passed.

Course Materials

Collet Setting Course

Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.

If you would like to supply your own stone you will need;

  • A round faceted stone 7mm – 10mm

Course Ability Level

This Improver course allows students to develop skills garnered on other Improver courses. This class is a great option if you have attended courses else where. You will need to know how to anneal and solder confidently. Contact us if you require a skill level assessment.

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;

  • Please listen to directions from your tutor to ensure you know how to use all the equipment safely and correctly.
  • Do not operate equipment you do not know how to use.
  • Covered footwear is required and absolutely no high heels.
  • 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.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found here



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 have been asked to isolate.

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.
Course Start Dates
Upcoming courses
Wed 26 Jan 2022

What will I learn?

  • Piercing precision
  • Filing with accuracy
  • Soldering with precision
  • Precise measuring techniques
  • Finishing & polishing techniques
  • Using a drill with a flexi-shaft
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