Short Courses

Gem Setting

This Melbourne Polytechnic short course is designed especially for professional jewellers and jewellery students with existing fabrication skills who wish to enhance their skills in setting gemstones.

Course Code: SMM048

Fees: $660.00

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COURSE OUTLINE

Topics include:

  • Making basic setting equipment/tools
  • Stone setting (rub over, claw, channel and gypsy setting)

COURSE OUTCOMES

Completed rings are retained by participants

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

SUITABLE FOR

Professional jewellers and jewellery students who wish to enhance their skills in setting gemstones.

PRE_REQUISITES

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

MATERIALS

Please bring a pencil, fine tip permanent marker, notebook, non-synthetic apron and safety glasses.
Participants are to bring all relevant jewellers tools including suitable tool box, gem stone tweezers, jewellers loupe x 10 magnification, ring clamp, wax stick for stones, saw frame, saw blades 2/0, 4/0 (some blades), drills 1.00mm, burs – various ball burs would assist, emery sticks – triangular and flat, emery paper – 400, 600, 1000, pliers – parallel, bench files – 150mmx18mm – Half round, fine and course, needle files 2nd cut-set.

Participants will be issued with silver rings, synthetic gemstones and a series of drills and burs so they can practice learnt techniques during the course.

DELIVERY METHOD

Face-to-face

CONCESSION / FUNDING STATUS

No concession or government funding applies.

DURATION

Total hours: 24

SESSIONS INFORMATION

Start date: Thursday 19 October 2017
End date: Thursday, 07 December 2017
Day/s and time:
Thursday, 19 October 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, 26 October 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, 02 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, 09 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, 16 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, 23 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, 30 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, 07 December 2017- 6:00 – 9:00pm

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615 or email.

Available Classes

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

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