GEMMOLOGY AND STONE SETTING WORKSHOP

Our Gemmology and stone setting courses are divided according to gemstones of similar hues, to reinforce the differences between easily mistakable gemstones.

Learn ways to identify gemstones with blue and purple hues. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery.

How many blue gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Aquamarine from your Topaz? How can you tell Sapphire from Prasiolite?? Can you tell the difference between Iolite and and Tanzanite? Why might you choose Amethyst in preference to Flourite?? Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone setting techniques?

On this one day course you’ll have an opportunity to use a range of professional gemstone identification equipment. We’ll also introduce you to some trade tricks and lo-tech methods to examine and identify a wide selection of stones in blue and purple hues.

We want you to make use of this knowledge, so the class begins with a morning gemmology session followed by an afternoon of practical workshop activity to make a tension set ring in sterling silver, with your favourite stone.

How will these workshops help you?

When it comes to stone setting, it’s crucial to know a little bit about the kind of gemstone you are working with. Gemstone characteristics, like hardness, brittleness, heat resistance, porosity and cleavage are all important qualities that affect your choice of stone when designing jewellery. Additionally, when buying a stone, you need to know how to assess the quality of the stones on offer.

At each session in our gemmology series we discuss the individual characteristics and behaviours of the particular stones, to help you become better designers – and better stone setters too.

We’ve grouped our range of gemstones according to similar hues, to better help you understand the differences between similar stones. Choose a workshop according to your preferred colour palette – or join up for the full bonanza 5 Saturdays!

What will you gain?

As well as gaining a range of great methods to identify the type and quality of your gemstones, you will get the chance to set your stone type of choice at the workshop, to wear home. Make a tension set ring using silver and your favourite stone of the day, or if you made one of these with us before, try bead, claw or flush setting.

Morning Gemmology Schedule:

Learn to identify between a range of blue to purple stones such as Aquamarine, Topaz, Tourmaline, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Iolite, Amethyst, Flourite.

Afternoon Stone Setting schedule:

How to make a Tension-set silver ring.

Choose a suitable stone from our selection of semi-precious blue/purple hue stones, make a silver ring and tension-set your stone into it. (or if you already attended the Gemmilicious Green workshop, learn an alternative setting type. Make a silver charm using rub-over / claw / flush / bead settings)

Duration 1d 6h
Price $180.00
Maximum guests 44
City London
Area SE5
Cancellation Moderate

This course is suitable for everyine, whether you re a professional jeweller looking to learn about gemmology or if you have never made jewellery but have an interest in gemstones.

Flux Studios
2F Vanguard Court
SE5 8QT London
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United Kingdom

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