Short Courses

Gem Setting

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

Course Code: SMM048

Fees: $660.00

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If you are a professional jeweller or a jewellery student with existing fabrication skills and you wish to enhance your skills in setting gemstones, then Melbourne Polytechnic’s intermediate Gem Setting short course is for you.


  • making basic setting equipment/tools
  • stone setting (rub over, claw, channel and gypsy setting)

Please note: This is not a beginner’s course. You must have fabrication skills and experience in the use of jewellery hand tools and/or equipment.

Materials: Course participants are required to provide their own tools. A gem setting tool list can be obtained by contacting Short Courses on 03 9269 8615.

Participants will be issued with silver rings, synthetic gemstones and a series of drills and burs so they can practise learnt techniques during the course. Completed rings are retained by participants.

Available Sessions

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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