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.
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.
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.
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;
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 in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.