Setting Square Gemstones Part1

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Silver square faceted stone pendant
  • Overview
  • Start Dates
  • Materials
  • Ability
  • Safety

Course Overview

Setting Square Gemstones Course part 1

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.

Project 1. Cabochon Rub Over

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.

Project 2. Faceted Stone Rub Over

The second project will be for faceted square or rectangular stones. We will cover different ways to set faceted stones with 90° corners.

Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
Class Tutor
Nerissa is the primary tutor & owner of Kingham Jewellery School.

Course Start Dates

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

Course Materials

Setting Square Gemstones Course part 1

Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.

Course Ability Level

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.

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

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.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found here



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.
Course Start Dates
Upcoming courses
Not Timetabled

What will I learn?

  • About setting a stone
  • How to saw with precision
  • about mitring a join
  • About soldering with precision
  • How to measure with precision
  • Techniques to keep lines straight
  • Finishing & polishing techniques
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