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.
Our daytime courses run for 8 weeks with 2½ hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.
Our evening courses run for 10 weeks with 2 hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.
Our weekend course comprises of 4 classes of 5 hours over 2 concurrent weekends.
Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.
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 16 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.
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.
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.