Nigel Y / Stonesetter & Goldsmith

Areas of expertise 
  • Stonesetting

  • Laser Welding

  • Fine Jewellery Making Techniques


  • Experienced tutor


Goldsmith Nigel has worked in the Jewellery Trade for over 30 year's specialising in stonesetting. He uses his extensive experience along with a combination of traditional techniques and Laser Welding  on trade stonesetting commissions, repairs and sizing. He also occasionally undertakes private commissions, and has experience working in all precious metal including Platinum and Palladium.


His workshop is a typical traditional Goldsmiths space located in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter and he has been sharing his skills by teaching short courses as a visiting tutor for over 10  years at the prestigious School of Jewellery Birmingham City University.


Tutor Course Notes
  • As Bespoke courses are individually tailored to suit you, castings and stones which are essential for practise are not included in the course fee. This is because you may like to bring your own items and stones to set.


  • If you prefer to buy stones and silver casting to practise setting direct from the tutor you must make a request IN ADVANCE  of your course, so that the tutor can order them for you.


  • 1-day courses are available on a Wednesday or Sunday only, subject to tutor availability



Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter


Learn from Nigel one-to-one

To check Nigel's availability and to obtain a quote for a 1-day one-to-one session with him, contact Dawn Meaden-Johnson at

I have no hesitation in recommending the Stonesetting workshop with Nigel.

The course was organised well, met all of my needs and the teaching was at just the right level for me.


Nigel provides a completely stress free environment for you to learn in, he is very knowledgeable and knows how to structure the information in order for you to pick it up easily. 

He provides lots of direction, guidance and encouragement which help you to achieve your goals and also provides information that will help you to take your new found skills forward. 

Definitely a five star experience

Thanks for arranging this for me Dawn. 

Karen J 

1-Day Stonesetting Tips of  the Trade

I would rate the course as Excellent!
I really enjoyed it, it was an intense learning experience, and its hard to put a price in learning from such a skilled stone setter, one to one. 


Nigel was a really fantastic and patient teacher, he took time to explain and answer all of my many questions. 

Sarah H
1-Day Stonesetting Techniques


Introduction to Stonesetting
Bezels Setting Essentials
Setting Awkward Shaped Stones
Stonesetting Tips of the Trade
Laser Welding for Repairs
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An informal  Consultancy is available for Jewellery Designer Makers in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Please email  Dawn Meaden-Johnson for information.


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