Stone Setting: Collet Setting
Learn two intermediate ways to set diamond shaped stones into metal: Collet and Crown
Learn how to stone-set faceted stones in a silver or metal collet in this wonderful intermediate-advanced stone setting course.
Stone setting is a wonderful technique for jewellers to learn that enables you to add colourful semi-precious or even precious gemstones to your metalwork.
Our experienced tutor Hayley Kruger, will guide you through how to make two key settings from start to finish:
1. Collet Setting: learn how to make your own collet setting to fit your gemstones
2. Crown Setting: learn how to adapt your collet setting into a crown setting.
All of these techniques take time and practice and in this in-depth video course we have 5 lessons to guide you through the process which you can re-watch as many times as you like to perfect the skills and master the techniques.
If you love gemstones or want to add a new dimension to your work this is the perfect course to take your collections and skills to the next level.
What Will You Get?
- Lifetime access to comprehensive video lessons, guiding you through all the techniques, tips and tricks to perfecting your stone setting
- Downloadable course notes to work alongside the videos
- Access to our supportive community of jewellers and tutors to help you at every stage of the process
- Access to the videos 24/7 - you can stop, pause, rewind and replay as much as you like
- Excellent close-up shots to see what is happening in each step so you don't miss a thing
Hayley Kruger is a South African raised, UK based designer. After completing a degree in Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts, Hayley went on to design costume jewellery for many of the UK's High Street's most recognizable names such as Marks & Spencer, River Island, Morgan, Next and Lola Rose.
She is skilled in a vast range of jewellery making skills from traditional benchwork through to using leather, suede and mixed media. The inspiration behind her work stems from the vibrancy of the regions she has lived in and the strong personalities who have influenced her life.
Having always loved making things, whether they be craft, accessories or jewellery, alongside running her business, she regularly teaches at the London Jewellery School to help pass on some of her knowledge and passion for jewellery to others.
StartCourse Notes: Stone Setting: Collet Setting
StartLesson 1: Tools and Samples - Let's get started! (5:05)
StartLesson 2: Geometry Time! (10:09)
StartLesson 3: Filing and Annealing the Collet (5:23)
StartLesson 4: Forming and Soldering (8:35)
StartLesson 5: Cleaning up and Creating the Seat (14:21)
StartLesson 6: Crown Variation and Completing the Project (8:31)
StartFeedback: How Was Your Course
This course is suitable for jewellers who have some experience of working with silver and setting stones. if you are new to silversmithing we would recommend taking the 'Silver Jewellery Workshop' and ideally the 'Soldering Masterclass' first, in order to make the most of this course. And if you are new to stone setting I recommend taking the 'stone setting in silver' before this course too.
As a Jewellers Academy member you will have access to all of these courses.
We look forward to welcoming you on the course and seeing your new creations soon.
Tools and materials
We recommend you watch through the whole course before purchasing any additional tools and materials to ensure you get what you need for the project you have in mind
Silver jewellery making tool kit
Soldering tool kit
17 degree Collet block/former and punch
Fine silver sheet - 0.5mm or 0.7mm
Doubled sided tape/glue/spray mount
8mm round gemstone
Square bezel pusher
Stone setting burr (used an 8mm burr in this project for an 8mm stone)