Round Faceted Stone Settings Course

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Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Course Overview

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.

Student Ability Level

This Improver course develops your silver jewellery making skills further after completing one of our beginner terms. This course is also a good option if you have attended courses elsewhere and have a good foundation in silver jewellery making. You will need to know how to anneal and solder confidently. Contact us if you have any questions regarding your skill level.

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 Start Dates

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.

Sorry, there are no dates scheduled for this course at the moment.

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.

If you would like to source your own stone or already have a stone you would like to set these are the criteria in order of project;

  • x1 round faceted stone of 10mm width.
  • x5 round faceted stones of various sizes from 3mm to 5.5mm width. These stones are required for the second project in this course so if you’re unsure what stones to use please discuss with Nerissa in class.

If you wish to bring silver stock we will be using 0.5mm sterling silver sheet.

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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