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Welcome to Andreeadesign Diamond Setting School
Individual courses in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, UK
Hi! My name is Coly and I am 46 years old.
I have been a jeweller and setter since always but a few years ago I decided to upgrade myself and despite my believes that the traditional is good,
I have to admit that the new technologies improve our life and the final result and that’s why I inserted the microscope in my dairy work life.
Travelling around Europe and Asia I have absorbed many tricks and styles from every place
I have been and now I am prepared to pass this baggage to others.
One to One, Individual Learning Methode
This advanced course is able to produce well
The course offers a
This is the best method for increasing individual dexterity and making each student
We aim to create a high level of
This will mean that at the end of the course each student will have the necessary
The Stone Setting course prepares students for a
Stone Setting is an ancient
It is needed for making any jewellery which has stones set in it.
Stones are never glued into jewellery, instead they are set.
Whether Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies, or all other precious or semi precious gems whether cabochon or faceted, round, oval or square, high or low, small or big, they are all set by hand by a
There are many kinds of Stone Settings and they all have different reasons for being chosen for use in a particular piece of jewellery.
Bezel Setting is one of the oldest known settings.
This means that the gem has metal all around it and the metal is partially bent over the stone.
This type of setting works well with cabochon or faceted gem stones.
Prong Setting is one of the most popular types of settings. It can have 4,6 or 8 prongs.
It is a really good way to show the gem stone off very clearly.
However, many gem stones are too soft for this setting and they become very insecure and can fall out.
It is necessary to learn when is best to use it.
Channel Setting is where the gem stones are sitting between two strips of metal either side.
The gem stones are held on both edges.
Pave Setting is a very popular way to set small Diamonds or other small gems. It displays them close together so that the metal beads or prongs holding the gems in place are not visible.
This creates the illusion of continuous sparkle.
Gypsy Setting is identical to the Bezel setting, the difference is that the metal holding the gem stone in place is thicker.
Flush setting is usually used for small stones, they sit level with the metal after they are set.
Flush setting allows the jeweller to make very sparkly pieces.
After five days practice it will be easy to understand the basics of each one of these Setting types and to apply them.
The tools used have preparing the student for a profession that contribute to a more perfectionism approach.
We use a variety of tools for setting our jewellery.
Along with the traditional, manual tools we also use the very latest technology.
By combining both ancient and modern tools we are able to train our students to use the best tool for the job.
It also means that the students will be able to use any type of tool they find in their new jobs.
This, of course, creates a high level of confidence when attending interviews.
The one-to-one structure of the course allows for plenty of time for questions and answers with the tutor.
The friendship formed between the student and the tutor allows the student to be in contact with him after the course ends.
We cannot make a student a professional by attending just one course.
Practice over time is the way to achieve a professional status.
However, at the end of the course the student will be extremely well qualified to apply for a jewellery setting position within a jewellers.
This course is highly recommended for a jeweller, a CAD CAM Designer, or a stone setter who wants to improve their skills.
Our Students Practice Plates
I have no experience, is it for me?
Yes, not need any experience to reach a good level of knowledge at the end of the course.
Our course is designed to teach you: who wants to change the job or you, a CAD Cam designer that needs a precise point of view or, you, who knows to set but an update is desired.
What will I learn?
Bezel, prong, channel, pave or flush setting may sound to you like a foreign language but after the course finish you will know the definition of all this terms and to apply them.
Starting with the basics you will learn how to use a GRS engraving/setting special tool, prepare the jewel, calculate the stones and the distance between, measurements, drilling and cleaning, special polish and finish for jewellery with the stones setted are some of the keys to further steps that allow you to set in the future.
Am I gone be able to distinguish the tools at the end of the course?
Yes, during the 5 days you will learn all about the tools, where to provide them from and to use them.
I will have my own microscope during the teaching classes?
Yes, you will have your own microscope during the week where you will practice.
Why the microscope?
The usage of a microscope is the future that is reaching to this ancient profession.
Do I have to bring anything with me?
No. I will provide all the tools and materials needed for learning.
Where is it the course taking place?
The course is taking place in our laboratory situated en Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and it lasts five days Monday to Friday from 10 AM until 5PM one-to-one but don’t be afraid, even after the course finish I happily answer any question that may be raised.
Why One-to-One Course?
All the attention will be on