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

Overview

Suitable For

  • Professional jewellers wanting to upskill or refresh their skills.
  • Jewellers who wish to enhance their skills in setting gemstones.

Topics Covered

  • 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)
  • Solitaire claw ring
  • 3 Stone claw ring
  • Square bezel ring (Rub over setting)
  • Channel setting
  • Gypsy setting
  • OH&S

Course Outcomes

  • You will have your silver, brass, and bronze rings to take home
  • You 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.

You must attend the first 3 sessions. This is when you will create the tools to do the Gem Setting. If you miss out on the first 3 sessions, you will not be able to proceed with the course.

Transfers and Refunds

A refund or transfer is only possible if you apply at least 5 business days prior to the course commencing. A standard handling charge of 10% of the advertised course fee will be deducted from each refund. Requests for refunds or transfers made within five business days of the course start date will not be eligible.


Please Note:

When enrolling into this course under “Available Sessions” below, you must use a personal email address as your primary email address. You will not be able to receive your qualification with a work email address. My eQuals (the qualification platform) will not accept a work email.

Requirements

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

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Materials

Participants are to bring:

Compulsory safety items:

  • Safety glasses
  • Full sturdy apron

Tools:

  • 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
  • Graver/Scorper - must be High Speed Steel HSS
    • Flat Scorper 1.6mm wide

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).
  • What Melbourne Polytechnic Provides

    • Mix of sterling silver/brass and bronze ring castings
    • Synthetic Gemstones
    • Dopping Stick with wax
    • Bees wax
    • Drill bits
    • Three short graver/scorper handles.

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

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