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






Visual Arts
03 9269 8615


8 weeks
Total Hours: 24

Course Outline

  • 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.



No concession or government funding applies

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies


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.


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

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

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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