Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Gem Setting

Short Course


Suitable For:

  • Professional jewellers
  • Jewellery participants who wish to enhance their skills in setting gemstones.

Topics Covered:

  • OH&S
  • Introduction of how to make basic setting equipment/tools
  • Silver rings will be provided
  • Solitaire bezel ring (Rub over setting)
  • 3 Stone bezel ring (Rub over setting)
  • 3 Stone claw ring
  • Square bezel ring (Rub over setting)
  • Channel setting
  • Gypsy setting

Course Outcomes:

  • Participants will have their silver rings to take home
  • Participants will have gained the skills and knowledge of setting gemstones, identifying equipment required and preparation of setting tools.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued at the conclusion of the course.


Participants must have prior fabrication skills and experience in the use of jewellery hand tools and/or equipment.


Participants are to bring:

Compulsory Safety Items:
  • Safety Glasses
  • Full sturdy apron
Tool List:

Suitable Toolbox (strong plastic or metal), Jewellers Loupe x10 magnification, Ring clamp, Saw Frame, Bench file - half round/medium cut (Dick or Vallorbe), File handle, Needle files - safety edge/fine, Magnifiers clip on (if required for poor eyesight) - x2.5 magnification, Gravers/Scorpers - All 3 must be High Speed Steel HSS - Onglette No.2, Half round No.6, Flat No.8. CONSUMABLES - Flat emery stick and emery paper 600 grit - 1 sheet, Saw blades No. 2/0, Burs required in various sizes and shapes - 1 of each 0.9mm round, 2mm round, 2.9mm round, 4.5mm round, 1.2mm hart bur, 1.5mm hart bur, 1.6 cup bur, 0.8mm fissure bur (AKA barrel bur).

Melbourne Polytechnic Provides:

Sterling Silver Ring Castings, Synthetic Gemstones, Dopping Stick with wax, Bees wax, Drill bits, 5 graver/scorper handles.

Please Note:

We will have some gravers/scorpers on hand for sale.

Recommended Suppliers:

Koodak Jewellers Supplies - Melbourne and Australian Jewellers Supplies - Melbourne.

Available sessions


Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Tuesday, December 6, 2022

8 Sessions Show sessions

Thursday 13th Oct -

  • (18:00 - 21:00) Full

Thursday 20th Oct -

  • (18:00 - 21:00) Full

Thursday 27th Oct -

  • (18:00 - 21:00) Full

Thursday 3rd Nov -

  • (18:00 - 21:00) Full

Thursday 10th Nov -

  • (18:00 - 21:00) Full

Thursday 17th Nov -

  • (18:00 - 21:00) Full

Thursday 24th Nov -

  • (18:00 - 21:00) Full

Thursday 1st Dec -

  • (18:00 - 21:00) Full
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