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.
Rub over setting for a large round stone.
Multi faceted stone ring.
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.
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.
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.
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;
If you wish to bring silver stock we will be using 0.5mm sterling silver sheet.
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.