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Stone Setting Taster Class

Saturday, 27 April '24   10am – 4pm BST
Kingham Jewellery School, 15b Langston Priory Workshops, Kingham, Chipping Norton, OX7 6UP
18 years and over
Stone Setting Taster Class


On this one day course you will learn how to make a D section ring, hand fabricate a setting in fine silver and set a cabochon stone. This course is a great place to start if you have little to no silver jewellery making experience. You will be guided through the whole process and will take home a beautiful finished silver ring.

It's a very friendly and relaxed workshop and is a great starting point for working in silver. Our taster classes are an ideal way to try something new and see if you enjoy it, we're sure you will!

You will learn

  • How to saw
  • About annealing
  • How to form metal
  • About soldering
  • Techniques for setting a stone 
  • How to polish 


Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.

For a guide regarding the cost of the materials for this course the silver and 8mm purple amethyst size N ring pictured on the course page costs around £15.00. The price will vary depending on ring size and selected stone.

Students are welcome to supply their own gemstones provided they meet the project requirements. Stones must be round cabochons and no smaller than 6mm. If you already have stones but are unsure if they are suitable feel free to bring them along, your tutor will advise in class.

We receive a lot of enquiries about 'sea glass' for this course. This course covers the techniques that can be adapted to set sea glass, however we recommend you start with a regular shaped stone if this is your first time setting a stone.


You will need to bring a packed lunch, teas and coffee are provided.

Level: Beginner


Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.



General Admission

Excluding materials. The cost of the silver and gemstone are additional and will be charged on the day.

General Admission

This ticket includes materials both silver and a single gemstone.


Kingham Jewellery School
15b Langston Priory Workshops
Chipping Norton