Making mounts for and setting rectangle or squares stones brings a series of technical challenges to consider. These settings are reminiscent of the Art Deco style which you can use for ring designs or combine to create elegant pendants.
On this course you will learn how to set square and rectangular stones precisely ensuring crisp edges and a professional finish. To achieve this the course is divided into two projects starting out simple and becoming progressively more challenging.
Starting with the simplest type of stone setting students will be guided through the process of making a mount and setting for a square cabochon stone.
The second project will be for faceted square or rectangular stones. We will cover different ways to set faceted stones with 90° corners.
All our advanced courses are designed to further develop student skills. This course is for experienced makers only with an intermediate to advanced level of competence. If you are new to Kingham Jewellery School please contact us to make sure this course is suitable.
This course is part 1 of a 2 part series covering settings for square gemstones. View Setting Square Gemstones Part 2 for more details. You may join either part without having attended the other.
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.
Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.
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.
Round Faceted Stone Settings Course
Tennis Bracelet Course
Stone Setting Taster Class