Improver Course: Byzantine Ring

Our Improver courses are designed to further develop skills garnered on our Beginner Jewellery Course and a great option if you have attended classes elsewhere and know how to anneal and solder. Contact us if you require a skill level assessment.

In this course you will learn how to design and make a Byzantine style ring with stone settings and elements of granulation and decorative wire work. The project will guide you through the whole process from design through to fabrication.

What is a Byzantine style ring?

The Byzantine style ring is extremely popular in contemporary jewellery design with elements often borrowed from and modernised. It’s called a Byzantine style ring, however, it has more in common with traditional Etruscan wedding rings.

With direction from the project brief you will start by drawing out your design, from there you will source your materials to suit your taste, design and budget.

Next we will take your designs into the workshop and break them down into their individual components to begin the step by step process of fabrication with full direction from the tutor.

As the whole class is focused on this project it's a great shared learning opportunity. On completion students will have strengthened confidence in their ability to design, work to a budget, solder and set stones with a higher proficiency in their technical ability.


Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and  a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school or feel free to bring your own to work with.


Suitable for intermediate level students.





2½ Hours

8 Weeks

Improver Course: Byzantine Ring


Nerissa Parker

You will learn

  • How to solder, pierce & measure
  • Design skills
  • How to work to a budget
  • How to source stock
  • Polishing and finishing
  • How to set a stone
  • Granulation process
  • How to make decorative wire work