On this course you will learn how to make a mount and set a round faceted stone. These are a versatile setting that can be used for either a ring or a pendant. You will have the option of creating a full rub over or a faux claw setting.
A faceted stone has a pavilion which helps create the sparkle in the stone. When making settings for faceted stones we have to create a cavity to ensure we accommodate the pavilion. There are a variety of ways to achieve this. On this course you will learn how to make settings for round faceted stones. We use larger stones to ensure students understand the basic principles of creating settings. This also helps when practicing stone setting.
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 course is suitable for intermediate level students.
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.
You are welcome to supply your own silver and stones, if so you will need;
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.
Group booking options are available for this course. Costs start at £225 for a minimum group size of 3 students.
Submit a group booking enquiry or head over to our group booking page for more details.
Although this course isn’t currently timetabled it is still available as a group booking.
Enamelling Taster Class
Stone Setting Course: Freeform & Angled Stones
Byzantine Ring Course