This class will provide the student with a general knowledge of the tricks of the trade for Stone Setting. Our program successfully competes with all of the one week courses for stone setting available in the UK. Do not expect to become a professional Stone Setter at the end of any one week class since this would be a false promise from any educational institution. Our program will give you a good foundation to understand and perform many of the tasks that you may be presented to when working in the jewellery industry. Becoming a Professional Stone Setter requires extensive training and practice like any other trade or profession. If you are a Jeweller with little of no experience, we highly recommend this class.
Introduction to stone setting: General explanation of techniques for stone setting. Caution exercised with different shapes of stones. The importance of design and layout will be explained to the student.
Preparation of tools: The use of burs and stone setting tools will be shown and explained. Learn to select the proper size and type of bur for each individual project. Learn how to shape engraving tools for setting and how to keep them sharp, and burnishing tools explained.
Demonstration and practice with Round and Oval stones:
4 square claw setting
4 claw cast solitaire setting
4 claw studs
4 claw oval setting
7 stone cluster setting
Fancy cut stones, stones with points:
Stones with pointed tips explained to the student and special tools will be introduced to minimize and avoid breakage of stones.
Emerald, Marquise, Pear, Trillion and Princess cut stones
Emerald cut stone in four round claw
Emerald cut stone in four flat claw
Marquise stone in four claw
Marquise stone in two "V" end claws
Pear shaped stone in three and five claws including a “V” end claw settings
Trillion and Princess cut settings.
Projects: Round, Princess and Baguette stones
Channel and claw combination setting of round stones
Channel setting of round stones
Channel Baguette setting.
Projects: burnishing tools explained.
Cost for the 5 week Course:
Stone Setting course = £1,250.00
Starter tool kit needed for course = £200.00
Total = £1,550.00
176 Infirmary Road
Tel: 0114 2291108
We can now engrave your jewellery on the premises.