Improver level

Collet Setting Course

£225
excl materials
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Collet Setting Course

Learn how to make a collet setting for faceted stones on our 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.

Student 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.

Student Age Requirements

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

The minimum age for students attending group bookings is school year 11, 15-16 years of age provided they are accompanied by fee paying adults. We do not offer group bookings solely for under 18’s.

Course Start Dates

We update the schedule every 3 months, usually around half term once we have an idea of how many current students wish to continue into the following term. This helps us plan which courses we can run. If you don’t see any dates listed below it’s because there’s nothing in the schedule yet. The best way to find out when courses are updated is to subscribe to our newsletter.

Sorry, there are no dates scheduled for this course at the moment.

Course Materials

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

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.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Please leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own apron, to protect your clothes.
  • Packed lunches are recommended if your class runs for a full day.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You feel unwell.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.

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