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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.

Coly Master Jeweller

One to One, Individual Learning Methode

Diamond Setting School
Diamond Setting School
Diamond Setting School
Diamond Setting School
Diamond Setting School One to one methode
Diamond setter master diploma
Professional diamond setter diploma


We offer

Reliability.

Guaranteed results and Technical and Professional Efficiency.

This advanced course is able to produce well qualified Stone Setters who are ready to access the job market with ease.

The course offers a high level of practical experience with only a limited amount of theory.

This is the best method for increasing individual dexterity and making each student employable.

We aim to create a high level of professionalism in our students.

This will mean that at the end of the course each student will have the necessary skills to continue using them, to a high standard, on their own.

The Stone Setting course prepares students for a career that is rarely affected by the decline in the labour market because there are many employment opportunities, often abroad.

Stone Setting is an ancient art and is creative and rewarding.

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 qualified stone setter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gypsy Setting is identical to the Bezel setting, the difference is that the metal holding the gem stone in place is thicker.

Flush Setting.

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.

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

Practice Plate
Brass Practice Plate Microsetting and Engraving
Practice Plate Microsetting
Brass Practice Plate Microsetting Doble Layer
Practice Plate Microsetting and Engraving
Brass Practice Plate Microsetting Square Layer


FAQ

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?

Efficient and focused programmesNo time wastedFully personalised teaching methods.

All the attention will be on you during the 5 days, a more focussed programme adapted to the need and the knowledge of each one.

Tools used in our school:

Leica microscope

Complete Engraving Devices

Latest Brushless Hand Micromotor

Holding system

Video Monitoring

Individual bench complete equiped

Latest Rofin Desktop Laser

Leica Microscope
Leica Microscope
Grs Engraver
Grs Mikro Block

“Most teachers teach facts, good teachers teach ideas, great teacher teach how to think” (Jonathan Pool)