Learn how to tube set a faceted stone on an elegant silver ring on this one day taster class.
You will learn how to make a square or round section ring with a tube setting for a faceted stone. Our taster courses are a great place to start if you have little to no silver jewellery making experience. You will be guided through the whole process and take home a beautiful finished silver ring with a faceted stone setting.
We run a very friendly and relaxed workshop, all our taster classes offer a gentle learning curve for beginners to start making silver jewellery and try something new.
If you’re completely new to jewellery making and unsure if a beginner term might be too much of a time investment then a taster class is worth considering.
Faceted stones have flat planes cut into the surface known as facets. A well-crafted geometrical arrangement of facets will reflect light both internally and externally, maximising the brilliance and fire of the stone.
The graphic below shows the anatomy of a brilliant cut. If you wish to supply your own stone it must look like this.
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.
This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience making jewellery is necessary to enrol on this course.
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.
Group booking options are available for this course. Costs start at £225 for a minimum group size of 3 students.
Fill out a group booking enquiry form or get more details on our group booking page.