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.
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;
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.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;
A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found here
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.