Beginner level

Faceted Stone Setting Taster Class

incl materials
Course type Taster
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Course start dates

Not timetabled

Faceted Stone Setting Taster Class

Learn how to tube set a faceted stone on an elegant silver ring on this one day stone setting taster class. 

Learn to make a square or round section ring with a tube setting for a faceted stone. No prior jewellery making experience is necessary to join this course, our experienced tutor guides you through the whole process. By the end of this class you’ll take home a beautiful finished silver ring with a faceted stone made by you!

Our taster courses are a quick and easy way to begin jewellery making and tailored for students with little to no silver jewellery making experience. They offer a gentle learning curve for makers interested in trying something new. If you’re considering a beginner jewellery term but unsure about the time investment a taster class may be worth joining.

What are faceted stones?

Faceted stones have flat planes cut into the surface known as facets. A well-crafted geometrical arrangement of facets reflect light both internally and externally, maximising the brilliance and fire of the stone.

The graphic below shows the anatomy of a brilliant cut from the top and side view. If you wish to supply your own stone it must look like this.

Anatomy of a brilliant cut stone


What will I learn?

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

Student Ability Level

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

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 Materials

Silver and 1 stone is included in the cost of the course, either semi-precious or Cubic Zirconia.

Semi-precious stones available include; peridot, amethyst, sky blue topaz and citrine. We also stock a selection of Cubic Zirconia in various colours. Cubic Zirconia are a good stone to practice with, they are easier to work with for a beginner as they are calibrated, hard and less prone to damage.

If you would like to supply your own gemstone it must be a round faceted 4.5mm stone. If your gemstone does not meet these exact requirements it is not suitable for this class.

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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Group booking options are available for this course. Costs start at £225 for a minimum group size of 3 students.

Submit a group booking enquiry or head over to our group booking page for more details.

Although this course isn’t currently timetabled it is still available as a group booking.

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