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 is a 5 hour 1 day class starting at 10am with a half hour lunch break around 12.30pm. You will need to bring a packed lunch. We have a hot water dispenser so please feel free to bring your own cup, teabag or coffee along with milk and sugar if required.
Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.
This course is suitable for intermediate levels students.
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.