Gemstone Jewellery | Stonesetting Styles
The castings list below the workshop image below will give you an idea of the styles of setting you can learn, it it not fully comprehensive but shows the most common styles.
Bezel / Rub Over style is the most common style for stonesetting beginners to use for setting stones, but Claw and Pave/Grain (not shown) can also be a good place to start.
You may choose the stonesetting style you wish to learn because course content is tailored to suit you and your skill level.
Because everyone's jewellery work is different you may bring your own castings and stones to the course to set. Depending on your chosen tutor you may ask the tutor to supply a castings and stones kit to cover you course needs.
The cost of any stonesetting casting kit with stones is an EXTRA cost to the Stonesetting Course fee because this is based on individual requirements.
Stonesetting Kit - If you would prefer to ask your tutor to supply a stonesetting kit rather than bring your own stones please request a price for each silver casting with accompanying CZ stone.
No.7 No longer available
Once seated, Stones are held in place by burs or beads (grains) of metal.
2. SINGLE CLAW CLUSTER
3. PEAR SHAPED STONE
Rub-Over / Bezel Style
4. DOUBLE CLAW CLUSTER
Rex / Claw style
5. 1/2 ETERNITY RING
For Pave or Flush Style
6. FULL ETERNITY RING
7. No longer available
8. SINGLE STONE RING
Square shaped stone, claw style
The castings in the image above represent the most common styles of Stonesetting, others setting styles can also be taught, such as:
Flower - Very close set small stones with no setting metal showing
Castle - Square cornered bezel
Fishtail/ Infinity - Recognisable side profile U between each stone
If you don't see the casting style you need to learn, please ask us.
If you purchase a Stonesetting Kit your castings may be not be identical to the castings shown in the image, but they will be entirely suitable as determined by the Stonesetting tutor for you to practise in the setting style you have chosen to learn.