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Introduction to Stonesetting Techniques Course

Jewellery Techniques : 1-Day Private Tuition Course

All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

An Introduction to Stone Setting Techniques 
Course content is guided by your training needs see below for an example of what you could learn.
If you are new to Stonesetting you may like to choose one or two stonesetting technique and spend a day mastering the basics along with learning the importance of tool preparation and maintenance.

Beginner style suggestions : Rub-Over (Bezel) or Claw

You may of course choose any style you prefer.

If you have some basic stonesetting skills but would like to refine a particular technique or lean a new one you can simply tailor the course to suit your needs by bringing along sample silver jewellery /rings and stones that you would like to learn how to set more successfully.

An Introduction to Stonesetting | 1-Day private tuition course

A very helpful starting point for Jewellers of any skill level, with step-by step practical  instruction from a tutor who is a highly experienced stonesetting practitioners.



This is because your course is tailored to suit the two stonesetting styles you wish to learn.

Beginners are recommended to purchase a stonesetting practise kit comprising of;

Recommended Purchase: 4 unfinished silver ring castings rings with CZ stones - 2 of each style of your choice.

Option: if you have jewellery work / samples or castings in the 2x stonesetting styles you want to set you may prefer to bring these as samples to set on the day. 

You may purchase a stonesetting kit AND bring samples if you wish.

NOTE: This course is not to be confused with Diamond Mounting - which is making the mounts that capture the stones.


Course Feedback

It was absolutely great, thank you. I really enjoyed it and learnt so much from Nigel.


The one-to-one working style really suits my needs as it gave me the opportunity to ask lots of questions and Nigel was so helpful and gave me advice where needed.


I now feel much more confident with how stones are set and have the foundations to practice this on my own with a comprehensive list of stone setting tools that Nigel gave me to help develop my work.


I'd love to do another course with Nigel at some point next year which I mentioned to him too so I will be in touch once I have a think about what I'd like to learn. 


I'd give the course 5 stars - Excellent

Natalie Jeweller 

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Tutor Options

All tutors work as professional jewellers, Goldsmiths, Designers or are Jewellery Industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.

Course Type and/or
Workshop Location

Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, UK

Nigel Y 
Professional Stonesetter & Goldsmith

Course Fee: £340 Vat n/a

+ Castings & CZ or bring your own

Essex UK

John D

Professional Stonesetter

Course Fee: £395 Vat n/a

+ Castings & CZ or bring your own

Essex UK

Amy K

Contemporary Jeweller

Course Fee: £295 Vat n/a

+ Bring your own castings & CZ for practise

Hampshire, UK

Marc J


Course Fee: Available upon request

Newcastle UK

Matt M


Course Fee: £320 Vat n/a

+ Castings & CZ or bring your own

Nottinghamshire, UK

Harry F

Goldsmith & Microsetter

Course Fee: Available upon request


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Additional Information

What is the course date?

All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.

We will provides some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date of day of the week preference.

About the Course Fee

Courses are priced individually because the course fee is based upon the fee a tutor charges to take a day out their trade works to teach. 

Booking/Payment Information

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN SWIFT or PayPal for International students).


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Information

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of *£95  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full. Please note, travel and accommodation booked is not eligible for a refund/reimbursement, if you are worried about this we recommend you contact your own Insurer for advice.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable, £95 applies only to a standard one day course.


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