Make a Stone Set Ring: Using Pre-Made Settings

The Perfect Introduction to Stone Setting

Learn to set your own stones on to a silver ring in this FREE 30 minute tutorial with the lovely and talented Sophie Arnott.

For more advanced stone setting techniques try our course 'Stone Setting in Silver' with Rebecca Steiner >

Perfect for beginners and those new to stone setting - you will be guided through how to prepare a ring blank and pre-made bezel cup setting, solder them together and set a stone of your choice. All of this can be done with a few tools and materials from your kitchen table!

If you are new to stone setting this is a great project which is quick, simple and extremely rewarding. You will make some beautiful finished pieces whist learning the basics of stone setting. If you would like to learn more advanced techniques such as how to create your own settings from scratch sign up for our course 'Stone Setting in Silver' or to learn to make your own silver rings and pendants see The Silver Jewellery Workhop

What Techniques are covered?

  • How to prepare your ring blank for soldering
  • Soldering a sterling silver bezel cup to a ring
  • Pickle and polishing
  • Stone setting techniques for cabochon stones
  • Finishing your ring

& much more

Your Instructor

Sophie Arnott
Sophie Arnott

Sophie Arnott is an experienced designer/ maker with her own jewellery brand (Anvil & Ivy Jewellery) she teaches at the London Jewellery School studios in Hatton Garden as well as at her own workshop.

Tools & Materials Needed:

  • Soldering blocks (at least one, ideally two)
  • Reverse-action tweezers and a third arm (third hand base)
  • Pyrex dish or another heat-proof dish with water in
  • Small piece of hard solder
  • Borax cone and dish
  • Silver ring blank (or make your own ring in our ‘Silver Jewellery Workshop’ Course)
  • Sterling silver bezel cup (we have used a 10mm round)
  • Cabochon stone (also 10mm round)
  • Flat had file (recommended cut 2)
  • Ring clamp (optional)
  • Hand torch and gas
  • Pickle (we recommend safety pickle)
  • Polishing cloth
  • Glanol or metal polish
  • Metal burnisher
  • Square bezel pusher
  • 2 Part epoxy glue
  • Cocktail stick and scrap paper or card


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Student Work...

See some beautiful pieces made using this course.

Ring by @gilding.jewellery

Antonia Loysen

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