Round Faceted Stone Settings Course

£195
excl materials

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8 weekly classes

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Silver ring with a number of round faceted stones and a silver setting also with a faceted stone on a slate background
  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Materials
  • Ability
  • Safety

Course Overview

Round Faceted Stone Settings Course

Round faceted stone settings are extremely versatile and the simplest of the faceted stone settings to master. When making mounts for round faceted stones  we have to create a cavity to ensure we accommodate the pavilion, the part of the stone that helps make it sparkle. There are a variety of ways to achieve this.

On this course we will cover the principles of both making the mount and setting the stone. We will start with larger stones to ensure students understand the basic techniques before moving on to smaller stones.

Project 1

Rub over setting for a large round stone

Project 2

Multi faceted stone ring

What are faceted stones?

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.

Course Schedule

Round Faceted Stone Settings Course

Daytime course

Our daytime courses run for 8 weeks with 2½ hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.

Evening course

Our evening courses run for 10 weeks with 2 hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.

Weekend course

Our weekend course comprises of 4 classes of 5 hours over 2 concurrent weekends.

The next time this course starts is

Course Materials

Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and  a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school or feel free to bring your own to work with.

Course 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.

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 16 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to directions to ensure you know how to use all the equipment correctly. To ensure your safety do not operate equipment you do not know how to use. Please ensure you have covered footwear and no high heels. You will need to 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.

Special arrangements for Covid-19

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.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You test positive for Covid-19.
  • You have been asked to isolate.

Please ensure the following

  • If you test positive for Covid-19 after attending a class please notify the school as soon as possible.
  • Hand washing or sanitising on arrival and throughout your class when necessary.
  • Please wear a face mask in line with current government guidance.
  • Keep all sanitiser sprays and pumps out of the way of naked flames.
  • Clean all shared equipment immediately after use.
  • At the end of your session clean all individual equipment, clean out your skin, (leather under bench ), of metal, blades and plastic and wipe down your chair.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own mask.
  • Your own apron.
  • Your own eye protection for drilling and polishing.

Not Timetabled

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Who is my class tutor?

Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer

Nerissa Parker

Nerissa is the primary tutor & owner of Kingham Jewellery School.

What will I learn?

  • About soldering with precision
  • How saw with precision
  • Design skills
  • About using a pendant motor
  • How to set round faceted stones
  • File, polish and finish a setting
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Course Enquiry

Round Faceted Stone Settings Course

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Round Faceted Stone Settings Course

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One day and Taster classes usually run two or three times a year provided there are enough attendees. Currently there are no plans to run Beginner evening terms.